William Stamps Farish, Jr.
Address: P.O. Box 626, Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: (859) 873-7300
Email Address: Bfarish@lanesend.com
Length of Service on the Board: July 1, 2010 - present
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
Offices/Positions Held on the Board: Chair, Nominating Committee; Member, Investment Committee; Member, University Health Care Committee; Member, Finance Committee; Member, Student Affairs Committee.
William S. Farish, Jr. manages the day-to-day operation of his family's Thoroughbred business, Lane's End Farm. He is very active in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. Bill currently serves as chairman of the Breeders' Cup and is chairman of Horse PAC, the Thoroughbred industry's political action committee. He is a founding member of K.E.E.P., the Kentucky Equine Education Project, and is also a member of the boards of trustees of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, The Jockey Club, The Blood-Horse, Saratoga Reading Rooms, Markey Cancer Foundation, Transylvania University, and Shakertown.
He is a former member of The Lexington School's Board of Trustees and past president of the Thoroughbred Club of America.
Bill holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. He spent two years as the personal aide to President George H. W. Bush after working in banking at Texas Commerce and Merrill Lynch. He and his wife Kelley reside at Lane's End with their eight children.