Lane’s End Racing co-owns Honor Code along with breeder Dell Ridge Farm, the latter the Central Kentucky breeding operation built by Frank and Mattie Justice. Frank Justice died on Feb. 25, 2012.
Dell Ridge Farm is a commercial breeding operation that focuses on the Keeneland September yearling sale but retains ownership in select horses such as Honor Code and Noble Tune, both of whom were produced by Dell Ridge’s mare Serena’s Cat, a $1.4 million purchase at the 2003 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Lane’s End Racing is the racing branch of leading Thoroughbred farm Lane’s End, which is based in Central Kentucky and also has a division in Texas. Lane’s End, owned and operated by William S. and Sarah Farish and their family, is one of the most important stallion farms and breeding operations in the U.S. and also one of the top operations globally. Lane’s End is home to many of the top stallions in the world and is the home of Honor Code’s sire, A.P. Indy. It also is the home of 2010 Horse of the Year and fan favorite Zenyatta.
Both Lane’s End and Dell Ridge Farm are in search of their first win in the Kentucky Derby as owners. William S. Farish was the co-breeder of 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Charismatic.