The present-day Farish home, once known as Pleasant Lawn, is built.
Abe Buford, a retired general for the Confederacy, returns to his family's farm in Woodford County. Named Bosque Bonita ("Beautiful Woods"), the property will eventually become part of Lane's End. Mannie Gray, dam of the great Domino, was raised at Bosque Bonita, and Leamington, sire of the first Kentucky Derby winner Aristides, stood at stud there.
One year before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, General George Custer comes to Bosque Bonita to buy cavalry remounts.
Will and Sarah Farish purchase the first 240 acres of what will become Lane’s End.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is hosted by Lane’s End on her visit to the Bluegrass in 1984 celebrating the inauguration of the race named in her honor, the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1).
Lane’s End opens its stallion division with a new 20-stall barn. The first stallions to stand at Lane’s End include Dixieland Band, Fit to Fight and Hero’s Honor.
On March 31, A.P. Indy is foaled at Lane’s End.
Lane’s End builds a new stallion complex, consisting of three eight-stall barns, a breeding shed and a stallion courtyard. Stallions are relocated to this part of the property fronting on Midway Road.
Will Farish earns the Eclipse Award for Leading Breeder.
A.P. Indy becomes the first Lane’s End stallion to breed over 100 mares in a season, with 107 mares covered. Fellow Lane’s End stallion Gulch covers 100 mares.
Homebred filly Secret Status (by A.P. Indy) wins the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Lane’s End’s Keeneland September Sale consignment sells 45 horses for a total of $45,697,000 averaging $1,015,489 in Book 1.
Homebred colt Mineshaft (by A.P. Indy) wins four Grade 1 races (Pimlico Special H. (G1), The Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), Suburban H. (G1) and Woodward S. (G1)) on his way to Horse of the Year honors and the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Horse.
The Steele Davis property on Midway Road is added to Lane's End.
Lane’s End hosts HRH Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Kentucky in May.
Lane’s End Stallion Smart Strike sires three Grade 1 winners on the September 30 card at Belmont Park: Curlin, winner of The Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1); English Channel, winner of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (G1); and Fabulous Strike, winner of the Vosburgh (G1).
Major stallion Dixieland Band retires from stud.
A new foaling barn is built.
Will Farish is honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
Influential sire A.P. Indy retires from stud.
Lane’s End is named Leading Stud Farm in North America for the 12th time.
Lane's End Farm becomes the presenting sponsor of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) during the Keeneland Fall Meet, honoring Lane’s End’s long relationship with Her Royal Highness.
Lane’s End becomes Keeneland’s Leading Consignor for the 24th time.
Honor Code (by A.P. Indy), raced by Lane’s End Racing, wins the Whitney S. (G1) and Metropolitan H. (G1) en route to the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Horse.
Lane's End is named Leading Stud Farm in America for the 14th time.
Lane's End celebrates its 40th anniversary.