NOTE: Due to staffing cutbacks at various racing publications, no one tracked the “Leading Breeders of Stakes Winners” in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Jan. 17, 2011: In 2009, Lane’s End and partners bred seven 2010 stakes winners. Topping that list was Grade 1 winner Court Vision and Grade 2 winner Fly Down, who also ran a close second in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. On The Jockey Club’s list on equineline.com of Leading Breeders by Earnings of 2010, Mr Farish ranked seventh with earnings of $5.5 million.
In 2009, Lane’s End and partners bred 16 stakes winners with Grade 1 winners Court Vision and Diamondrella (GB) heading the list. On equineline’s list of Leading Breeders for 2009, Mr. Farish ranked fifth with earnings in excess of $5.1 million.
In 2008, Lane’s End and partners bred 15 stakes winners, including the Grade 1 winners Student Council, Wait a While, and Court Vision. On equineline’s list of Leading Breeders for 2008, Mr. Farish was ranked third by money earned with $6.9 million.
For 27 years, Lane’s End has either led or been ranked among the leading breeders. In 2007, Lane’s End ranked second on the list with 17 stakes winners. Mr. Farish and partners actually bred 18, counting PREMIUM TAP but he only raced in Saudi Arabia last year and is not included in Blood-Horse counts. A few of our top 2007 stakes winners were Grade 1 winner Student Council, Grade 2 winners Court Vision and Wait a While, and Grade 3 winner Turf War.
In 2006, Lane’s End ranked third on the list with 10 stakes winners, including champion WAIT A WHILE and Grade 1 winner PREMIUM TAP. In 2005, Lane’s End ranked third on the list with 11 stakes winners, including graded winners ALUMNI HALL and REUNITED. Bill Farish bred an additional three stakes winners, including the Grade 1 winner SHADOW CAST and Grade 2 winner THE DADDY.
In 2004, Lane’s End and partners bred a total of 22 stakes winners to lead the list. Included among those 22 stakes winners were such graded winners as MIDWAY ROAD, GRADEPOINT, GULCH APPROVAL, and ILLUSTRIOUS MISS. In 2003, our homebreds included such stars as the Horse of the Year MINESHAFT and classic winner CASUAL LOOK. In 2000, Lane’s End was the fourth leading breeder with 14 stakes winners, including Champion Older Horse LEMON DROP KID, classic winner SECRET STATUS and Grade 1 winner STEPHEN GOT EVEN.
In 1999, we were also fourth with 13 stakes winners, including Horse of the Year CHARISMATIC and classic winner LEMON DROP KID. And, of course, this was the year that Lane’s End and partners won its second Eclipse Award as leading breeder.
In 1998, Lane’s End also ranked fourth with 13 stakes winners, including Grade 1 winners LEMON DROP KID and TOMISUE’S DELIGHT. In 1997, Lane’s End bred ten stakes winners, including the Grade 1 winners TOMISUE’S DELIGHT and RUNUP THE COLORS. And in 1996, Lane’s End ranked sixth with ten stakes winners. Among them were the Eclipse Award winning juvenile filly STORM SONG as well as Grade 1 winner SWISS YODELER. Both of these Grade 1 winners were sold by Lane’s End at the 1995 Keeneland September Sale.
From 1989 to 1995 Lane’s End bred a total of 78 stakes winners and ranked from third to seventh on the list of leading breeders.
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