Bill Farish is as entrenched in the Thoroughbred racing world as he can possibly be as the principal overseer of Lane's End Farm, located in Central Kentucky. Lane's End, owned by his parents, Will and Sarah Farish, is one of the foremost full-service breeding establishments in the industry, standing such influential stallions as A.P. Indy, Mineshaft, Pleasant Tap, Smart Strike, Lemon Drop Kid, and Kingmambo, just to name a few.
A 1987 graduate of the of Virginia, Farish was a personal aide to President George H.W. Bush and worked in banking for Texas Commerce and Merrill Lynch. He currently is executive vice president and director of W.S. Farish & Co., a Houston-based investment management company. He also is founder and managing member of Woodford Racing, LLC, a racing stable consisting of around 50 horses.
Farish serves on the boards of many prominent businesses and organizations around the region. In addition to his duties as chairman of Breeders' Cup, he is chairman of NTRA's PAC Committee, and is active on the boards of the Markey Cancer Center Foundation, The Jockey Club, Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, The Blood-Horse, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Transylvania University and Shakertown at Pleasant Hill. He also serves as vice president and membership committee chairman of the Saratoga Reading Rooms.
Farish resides in Versailles, Ky., with his wife Kelley and their seven children.