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Thank you for your interest in Woodford Racing and, most importantly, the sport of Thoroughbred Racing. While there are a number of ways to get in the game, racing partnerships have proven to be the ideal way to maximize reward and minimize risk for your investment. While there are numerous partnerships operating today, none brings the unique access, enjoyment and results that Woodford Racing does.

They say that Thoroughbred Racing is a sport about excitement that comes in 2 minute increments. We believe that what goes on between the races can and should be as exciting as the moment they spring from the starting gate. Our track record proves that on the track – and off – no one rivals the value we offer. We appreciate the opportunity to share our story – and include you in it..

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Woodford Racing was not born out of necessity. It was born from a strong basis of existing Thoroughbred success through the iconic Lane’s End Farm. This has allowed us to shape our model in the image of the partners’ interests – not just a business bottom line. (Make no mistake, we like to win and return value – and we do.) No one else can claim this, and it gives our offering distinct owner advantages.

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Who We Are

Bill Farish

Founder

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Ben Haggin

Operations &
Communications
Director

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David Ingordo

Bloodstock Agent

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Bill Farish - Founder

Bill Farish founded Woodford Racing in 2005. In addition to his duties with Woodford Racing, Bill manages the daily operations of Lane’s End Farm. Bill is a 1987 graduate of the University of Virginia. After a three year stint in banking with Texas Commerce Bank and Merrill-Lynch, Bill served as the personal aide to President George H.W. Bush. Bill is currently serving a second term as Chairman of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

He is also Chairman of Horse PAC, the industry’s lobbying arm in Washington. Bill is on the boards of the Keeneland Association, the Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), the Markey Cancer Foundation and the Edward P. Evans Foundation. He is a member of The Jockey Club. Bill is the past chairman of the Saratoga Reading Rooms and a former member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

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Ben Haggin - Operations & Communications Director

Ben Haggin has been involved with  Woodford Racing since its beginning. Ben is a graduate of  Vanderbilt University and Woodberry Forest School. Ben has experience in nearly every facet of the Thoroughbred industry. He has worked for Mill Ridge Farm, Hall of Fame Trainer Ron McAnally and Equibase Company. Ben was an original employee of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Ben presently serves on the Boards of the Keeneland

Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association – Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders and Saratoga Reading Rooms and has served on the Boards of the Race for Education and the Thoroughbred Club of America. Ben is the Board Chair of Sayre School and serves on the board of the High Street YMCA in Lexington, Kentucky.

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David Ingordo - Bloodstock Agent

At the age of 29, David Ingordo purchased ZENYATTA for $60,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for clients Jerry and Ann Moss. ZENYATTA has become known as one of the greatest racehorses in North American racing history. During her marvelous career, ZENYATTA won 19 of 20 races including 12 Grade 1 races, won the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), earned three Eclipse Awards as Champion Older Mare and was named 2010 Horse of the Year.

David decided to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry after watching Sunday Silence win the 1989 Kentucky Derby. David’s late father, Jerry Ingordo, was the agent for Sunday Silence’s jockey, Patrick Valenzuela. David started working at the racetrack at age 14 for Hall of Fame Trainer Bobby Frankel. David’s mother, Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs, served as Frankel’s business manager and has been the racing manager for Jerry and Ann Moss since 1984.

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