Bill Farish

Newly Crowned Champ Takes the Stage at Lane's End

Owner Jon Ebbert was adamant that Arcangelo (Arrogate) was not for sale after the 3-year-old put in a hard-fought victory in the GIII Peter Pan S. The story didn't waver as the striking gray reeled off wins in the GI Belmont S. and GI Travers S. and it still didn't change when Ebbert was selecting a stallion farm for the star of his Blue Rose Farm. At Lane's End, Ebbert found a team that was experienced with and even enthusiastic about his desire to be involved in the next chapter...

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Dirt Genes Put Turf Star Up to the Commercial Mark

The commercial travails of turf stallions in Kentucky have become notorious. But there are a couple of aligning trends that give Up to the Mark every right to make a breakthrough when he starts his new career at Lane's End in 2024. For one thing, there appears to be a growing consensus that opportunities for grass horses will only increase over the years ahead—even as those coming round to that opinion find their options much reduced by the loss of Kitten's Joy and English Channel. At the same time, Up...

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Quality Road Anchors Lane's End Stallion Roster at $200K

Quality Road (Elusive Quality), the sire of 17 stakes winners in 2023 including GI Preakness S. hero National Treasure, will stand the 2024 breeding season for $200,000, the same fee he commanded in 2023. The 17-year-old stallion, is responsible for an additional five winners at the graded level this season, including 'TDN Rising Star' Agate Road, who makes his next appearance in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 3. Accordingly, it has been a strong yearling sales season for Quality Road, who was represented at the...

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Canadian Champion Langfuhr Passes Away At Lane's End

Langfuhr, a son of Danzig and a top sprinter of the 1990s, has died at the age of 31 at Lane's End, the farm said in a press release early Thursday morning. A sire of 75 stakes winners, five champions and progeny earnings of over $119 million, Langfuhr was a member of the Lane's End Farm stallion roster from 2004 to 2018 when he was retired from stud duty at age 26. Bred and raced by the late Thoroughbred breeder and owner Gustav Schickedanz, Canadian-bred Langfuhr was named champion sprinter...

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Arcangelo to Lane's End on Retirement

Blue Rose Farm's Arcangelo (Arrogate--Modeling, by Tapit), a likely favorite for the upcoming GI Breeders' Cup Classic, will enter stud at Lane's End Farm at the conclusion of his racing career. The gray went to the head of the sophomore division with victories in the GI Belmont S. and GI Travers S. He also captured this year's GIII Peter Pan S. "It has been a surreal experience to own a horse of this magnitude," said owner Jon Ebbert. "The day I laid eyes on him at the yearling sale, I...

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Up to the Mark to Lane's End Upon Conclusion of Racing Career

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's MGISW Up to the Mark (Not This Time--Belle's Finale, by Ghostzapper), will enter stud at Lane's End Farm at the conclusion of his racing career, the Kentucky Farm announced on Monday. The 4-year-old colt, who won the GI Manhattan S. At Belmont Park and the GI Turf Classic Stakes in his last two starts, has so far amassed a career line of 10-5-0-2, $1158,650 and is trained by Todd Pletcher. "He's a horse that we were always high on since he was two," trainer...

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Catching Up with 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Flightline

By all accounts, the undefeated GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner Flightline was truly a once-in-a-generation horse. Like the legendary A.P. Indy, his great-grandsire who also stood at Lane's End, Flightline was a seven-figure yearling fashioned into a Horse of the Year, but it was the way he made very good horses look like ordinary mortals that cemented his acclaim. Flightline completed his first season at stud this year; will he also follow in A.P. Indy's footsteps and become a breed-shaping sire? "Flightline had an excellent start at stud, covering 152...

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Honor Code To Stand At Yushun Stallion Station

MGISW Honor Code (A.P. Indy) has been sold and will stand the 2024 breeding season at Yushun Stallion Station in Japan, Lane's End Farm said in a release Thursday. The 12-year-old, who will take his place alongside notable sires such as Henny Hughes (Hennessy) will offer an outcross to the many Sunday Silence mares there. Bred in Kentucky by Dell Ridge and campaigned by that farm along with Lane's End Racing, Honor Code entered stud at Lane's End in 2016. "We are hopeful that on completion of his stud career...

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NTRA Adds Stephanie Hronis To Board Of Directors

Stephanie Hronis, a long-time member of the Thoroughbred racing community, has been added as a board member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Political Action Committee. The move was announced Monday by Board Chairman Bill Farish and President Tom Rooney. Hronis is part of the Hronis Racing ownership team, alongside her husband Kosta, his brother Pete, and their family. "It is a great honor to join the NTRA Horse PAC® and to support the significant work being done to ensure the longevity of the horse racing industry," Hronis said. "This...

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PDJF Telethon Raises Over $300,000

The fifth annual PDJF Telethon, presented by Lane's End Farm, raised over $300,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Apr. 23. Since the inaugural telethon in 2018, over $1.5 million has been raised to support jockeys who have suffered serious on-track injuries. "When everyone in the sport comes together, good things can happen," said Kevin Grigsby, FanDuel TV executive producer. "We are grateful to our industry partners at Keeneland, Santa Anita and NYRA for their collaborative efforts to make this event a success. We are proud of all that we...

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Royal Ascot Hero Missed The Cut Joins American Trainer John Sadler

The lure of winning top-level dirt races in America has prompted the owners of Missed The Cut (Quality Road) to transfer the Royal Ascot winner from Newmarket trainer George Boughey to John Sadler's California-based barn. Missed The Cut propelled Boughey onto the big stage when landing the Golden Gates S. Handicap at the royal meeting last year but disappointed as a 13-8 favorite when only managing fourth behind Mostahdaf (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in the G3 Neom Turf Cup in Saudi Arabia when last seen.  A decision was made shortly after...

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Code of Honor Euthanized

Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}--Reunited, by Dixie Union), winner of the 2019 GI Runhappy Travers S. and GI Jockey Club Gold Cup, was euthanized Friday after suffering a bout of colic. Bred and raced by W.S. Farish, the 6-year-old stood his first season at stud at the Farish family's Lane's End Farm this past spring. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Code of Honor was second in the 2018 GI Champagne S. He won the GII Fountain of Youth S. the following March before finishing third in the GI Florida Derby...

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