“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.
Photographed 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 to 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
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
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 of leading stallion Danzig. Farish is vice chairman of The Jockey Club and a former chairman of Churchill Downs.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #41 George H.W. Bush, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #43 George W. Bush series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
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. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
William S. Farish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. William S. Farish Marker
from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

May. 30, 2023