Bill Casner along with Kenny Troutt founded Excel Communications telecommunications company which became the 4th largest long distance carrier in the U.S. and the quickest company to earn $1 billion in a year (they did it in 8 years, Microsoft is the 2nd quickest at 15 years). Casner also owns B&R Equipment, which sells and leases heavy, earth-moving equipment. Casner and Troutt established WinStar Farms in 2000 which is a Thoroughbred horse racing farm which bred and raced the 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer, Well Armed winner of the 2009 Dubai World Cup and many other G1 winners. Mr. Casner is the former chairman of the Thoroughbred Owner Breeders Association, currently vice chairman and co-founder of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), and serves on the board of trustees for Breeders’ Cup. In addition, he was a founding board member for The Race For Education Inc., a national scholarship foundation that provides educational opportunities to children of racing’s backside workers and farm workers.