West Coast

Bill Farish Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Lane's End's Bill Farish joins this week's TDN Writers' Room and explains why he's bullish on the future of horse racing.

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Kentucky Sires for 2021, First Yearlings: Part I

As we all know, the more a stallion has to prove, the more the market indulges him. As each intake shows more of its hand, however, breeders become progressively more nervous of young sires disproving judgements that are themselves typically more concerned with the anticipation of demand at the sales, than of any potency they may (or may not) be able to recycle on the track. In this third instalment of our survey, then, we begin our descent of the slippery slope with the first group to offer a hint...

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Fast Starts For Lane's End Young Guns

VERSAILLES, KY--With the foal crop of 2020 beginning to gradually dot the paddocks of the Bluegrass, excitement and anticipation are running high, perhaps even more so for a stud farm with a stallion celebrating its first arrivals. For Lane's End Farm, the feeling is threefold, with the farm set to welcome the first crops of Grade I winners Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky), City of Light (Quality Road) and West Coast (Flatter). In a media-only event at the farm's stallion complex Tuesday evening, Lane's End's Sales Director Allaire Ryan said she...

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First Foal for Champion West Coast

The first foal by champion 3-year-old West Coast has arrived. The filly out of the young Harlan's Holiday mare Harlee Honey was born at Elm Tree Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Harlee Honey is a half-sister to Grade II winner California Nectar (Stormy Atlantic). "She has a ton of quality, beautiful shape and head," said Jody Huckabay of Elm Tree. "She's an exceptionally classy foal. We're very pleased." West Coast bred 168 mares in 2019 and is standing for $35,000 at Lane's End in the 2020 season.

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