06/21/2010 11:00PM

Farish steps down as Jockey Club's vice chairman

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William S. Farish informed the board of The Jockey Club on Monday that he would step down as the organization's vice chairman, effective immediately, according to Jockey Club officials.

Farish has been The Jockey Club's vice chairman since 1983. He will continue to serve on The Jockey Club's board of stewards through the expiration of his term in 2013, The Jockey Club said.

Farish could not be immediately reached on Tuesday morning.

Stuart Janney, a member of The Jockey Club's board of stewards and the chairman of the Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will serve out the remainder of Farish's term, which expires on Aug. 21, according to a spokesman for the organization, Bob Curran. The Jockey Club's board of stewards will hold its annual meeting on that day and elect its officers.