Bill Farish

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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No Shortage of Excitement For Lane's End's Newest Addition

Just a week and a half after GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic winner Flightline (Tapit) was officially retired and shipped from Keeneland Race Course down the road to his new home at Lane's End Farm, the Versailles-based operation opened its doors to members of the media for an up-close and personal afternoon with their newest superstar addition on Wednesday. With a group of nearly 15 in attendance, along with members of the Lane's End team, Flightline was walked around the stallion complex, displaying how well he has adapted to life...

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Flightline Retired to Lane's End

Flightline (Tapit--Feathered, by Indian Charlie), who capped a brilliant unbeaten career with an 8 1/4-length victory in Saturday's GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, has been retired to Lane's End Farm, his connections announced Sunday morning. He will stand as the property of a syndicate with a stud fee still to be announced. It was previously announced that a 2.5% ownership share in Flightline as he prepares to embark on his stallion career will be offered Monday on Day 1 of the Keeneland November Sale. From a prolific Phipps family, Flightline...

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Please Don't Retire This Horse

"We need a hero," owner Kosta Hronis said, overcome with emotion standing in the winner's circle following the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, where Flightline (Tapit) ran one of the greatest races in the long history of the sport. "We need a champion," he continued. "We need an undefeated horse. Someone who can go out and do this and that's Flightline." In those four short sentences Hronis captured the moment, the sentiment and all the reasons why Flightline needs to be brought back for a 2023 campaign. It's because the sport...

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Bill Farish Talks Flightline on the TDN Writers' Room

Bill Farish joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to share more details surrounding the news of Flightline's journey into the metaverse.

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Bill Farish Joins the TDN Writers' Room Podcast

It will be a busy couple of days for Flightline (Tapit), who will be the heavy favorite in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 5. Just two days later, a 2.5% share in the future stallion will be auctioned off as part of the Keeneland November sale. The auction will be conducted with a first-of-its-kind Metaverse experience which intends to replicate the excitement of the November Sale. To get the latest on Flightline, we called in one of his co-owners, Bill Farish, to talk about racing's most exciting horse on...

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Keeneland To Auction Off Fractional Interest in Flightline

A 2.5% fractional interest in 'TDN Rising Star' and likely GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic favorite Flightline (Tapit) will be auctioned off at the start of the 2022 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, the auction house and Lane's End have announced. Flightline will enter stud as the property of a syndicate at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, upon the conclusion of his racing career. The auction will be conducted with a first-of-its-kind Metaverse experience which intends to replicate the excitement of the November Sale. This user-friendly virtual...

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Bringing Back Flightline at Five and Why It Makes Sense

The Week in Review, by Bill Finley Even on a day when he merely worked out, Flightline (Tapit) was front-page news after his early morning breeze Saturday at Santa Anita. That's how much he has captivated the sport; it's the reason why everyone is so hopeful that his career does not end after the GI Breeders' Cup Classic and that his owners can resist immediately cashing in on the hundreds of millions he will make at stud. The group has collectively said that no decision will be made until after...

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Racing Industry Participants Shine in Common Wealth of Kentucky Project

What do an award-winning chef, a rising young country music star and a reigning champion trainer have in common? All three are featured in the Common Wealth of Kentucky Project, an exhibit going on now through Oct. 1 at LexArts Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky. Along with chef Ouita Michel and singer Walker Montgomery, trainer Brad Cox is one of 70 Kentuckians who shared their life story for the collection, which is the culmination of a year-long project for impressionist painter Kelly Brewer and partner Beth Pride, a writer and digital...

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Will Flightline Run Next Year? Farish Weighs In

While a decision regarding whether or not superstar Flightline (Tapit) will buck industry trends and return to the races next year as a 5-year-old will not be made until after the Breeders' Cup, co-owner Bill Farish said he is open to the idea of bringing the horse back for a 2023 campaign. Farish is just one of five owners, but his opinion could carry more weight than that of his partners. Farish is the general manager of Lane's End Farm, where Flightline will stand at stud after his racing career...

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Taking Stock: David Ingordo and Flightline

David Ingordo of Lane's End Bloodstock doesn't smile much, and when he does, it's usually a half-smile. But he does have a sense of humor. On Sunday afternoon, he was spotted at Keeneland outside the Lane's End consignment wearing a gray vest with the name "David DeVaux" embroidered on the chest, a nod and a wink to his trainer wife Cherie DeVaux. Ingordo likes to be incognito and shuns the spotlight whenever he can, but he's very much in that spotlight at the moment, thanks to Flightline (Tapit), who first...

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Hronis: “Great Possibility” Flightline Will Race Next Year

It appears that the door is open more than just a crack when it comes to whether or not racing's superstar Flightline (Tapit) will race next year as a 5-year-old. Appearing as the Green Group Guest of the Week on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, Kosta Hronis, a co-owner of Flightline, said there was a "great possibility" that Flightline would race in 2023 rather than beginning his stallion career. "Just like with Stellar Wind (Curlin), which we left on the track an extra year,...

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