Breeders Cup Appoint Ludt as Chairman to Replace Farish

April 15, 2011

The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors have announced that they have voted Tom Ludt, President of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding operation Vinery Ltd., as Board Chairman to replace William Farish Jr. who stepped down at its meeting yesterday, April 15.

Ludt, who has been a Director since 2009, will serve a two-year term while Farish will remain on the board as a Director and Ludt stated: “Being elected Chairman of the Breeders’ Cup is both a great honor and significant responsibility. I believe the innovations of the last few years, including our expansion to two days and 14 races and our continued focus on the international aspects of our competition will serve the Breeders’ Cup well as we strive to find new ways to strengthen the organization and our game as a whole.”

Farish added: “I have enjoyed my five years as Chairman overseeing a period of remarkable growth and expansion of the Breeders’ Cup program on a global scale. It has been a privilege to serve our nominators, whose continued funding and support have been invaluable to our organization and our industry.”