Lane’s End purchases interest in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile runner Liam’s Map

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TwinSpires Staff

October 28th, 2015

Edited Press Release

Stud farm Lane’s End has acquired an interest in Teresa Viola Racing Stables’ Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song).

Liam’s Map is the likely favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Friday at Keeneland at taking the Woodward S. (G1) and finishing a neck second in the Whitney S. (G1) in his past two starts at Saratoga.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with a horse of the quality of Liam’s Map,” Will Farish said. “The Woodward is a very important race and we’ve been very lucky with past winners like Quality Road, Saint Liam and Lemon Drop Kid that have gone on to be very successful stallions.

“His speed figures are unbelievable. His ability to go that fast that far is uncanny. He’s only the second wire-to-wire winner of that race in over 20 years while posting one of the best times in recent memory.

“Vincent and Teresa Viola are very prominent in the Thoroughbred business today. We are very excited to stand their first stallion at stud, especially a horse the caliber of Liam’s Map.”

“I have loved Liam since the day we bought him,” Teresa Viola said. “He has been a very special horse to our family. Vinnie and I plan on doing everything we can to help him succeed at stud. We are thrilled to have him going to Lane’s End, the home of so many great stallions.”

Liam's Map photo courtesy of Keeneland/Coady Photography