Mike Cline to Join Fasig-Tipton Inspection Team for 2021

Mike Cline Fasig-Tipton July 2018
Mike Cline | Fasig-Tipton Photo

Mike Cline, an industry veteran for more than four decades, will join the Fasig-Tipton yearling inspection team this spring for the company’s 2021 selected yearlings sales.

Cline recently retired from his long-time role as farm manager of famed Lane’s End Farm.  Hired in 1979 at Lane’s End inception, he was the only farm manager in Lane’s End’s history until his retirement this past summer.  

Working closely with the Farish family, Cline oversaw the rise of Lane’s End to its prominent position today as one of the world’s leading stud farms.  His tenure saw the development of breed shaping stallions like A.P. INDY, KINGMAMBO, and SMART STRIKE, as well as current leading sires CANDY RIDE, CURLIN, LEMON DROP KID, MINESHAFT, UNION RAGS, and QUALITY ROAD.

In the sales arena, Cline was intricately involved with the selection and growth of Lane’s End yearling consignments, which are perennially ranked at the top of the North American consignor ranks.

“The Thoroughbred industry has great confidence in the Fasig-Tipton process for our selected sales,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We are thrilled to add an exceptional and respected horseman like Mike Cline to our inspection team. He will bring vast experience and an outstanding eye for quality horses."

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Evan Ferraro