08/07/2013 3:03PM

Farish elected as chairman of Breeders' Cup board


Bill Farish Jr. was elected the chairman of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors at a meeting of the board Wednesday, according to the organization, replacing Tom Ludt, who resigned earlier this year.

It’s the second go-around for Farish as the head of the Breeders’ Cup board. Farish also was chairman from 2006-11. He will serve a two-year term, the Breeders’ Cup said.

Ludt, the former president of Vinery, resigned the chairmanship earlier this year to take a position with the Stronach Group, the private company headed by Frank Stronach that owns Santa Anita Park, host of the Breeders’ Cup this year and next year, along with a number of other racing properties. Ludt remains a member of the Breeders’ Cup board.

Antony Beck, a member of the family that owns Gainesway Farm in Central Kentucky, was elected vice chairman, also with a two-year term.