“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

William S. Farish

1939 -

William S. Farish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. William S. Farish Marker
Inscription. To the general public, the identity of William S. Farish is likely created by his term as the United States Ambassador to England, his business association and friendships with both Presidents Bush, and his friendship with Queen Elizabeth II, who has been his house guest. To those involved in the Thoroughbred industry, Farish has been one of the most visible and successful of Kentucky breeders and owners, as well as an organizational leader in the industry. Grandson of a former chairman of Standard Oil, Farish was born in Texas, but his early interest in horses brought him yo Kentucky. His Lane's End Farm in Woodford County has frequently been the leading consignor at Keeneland yearling sales, and he was a partner in selling the most expensive yearling in history, a $13.1 million colt, in 1985. At the same time, Farish has raced a successful stable. Through 2005, he had bred some 200 stakes winners and raced many of them with partners he brought into the business. Among the Land's End products was A. P. Indy, the 1992 Horse of the Year which returned to stand at stud at Lane's End and is the sire of Farish's Mineshaft, Horse of the Year in 2003. In 1999, horse co-bred by Farish swept the Triple Crown, when Horse of the Year Charismatic won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and Lemon Drop Kid won the Belmont Stakes. Farish also was co-breeder
William S. Farish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. William S. Farish Marker
of leading stallion Danzig. Farish is vice chairman of The Jockey Club and a former chairman of Churchill Downs.
Location. 38° 2.507′ N, 84° 29.378′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John S. Knight (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); Lexington (a few steps from this marker); Robert A. Alexander (a few steps from this marker); William T. Young (a few steps from this marker); Sam Hildreth (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .  Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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