Retired Rutgers professor Rob Whiteley was also a longtime racing fan and handicapper and worked at Fasig-Tipton Appraisal Services before becoming heavily involved in the breeding business as founder of Liberation Farm, writes Lillian Shupe in the Hunterdon County Democrat on NJ.com.
“When selecting a mating to a stallion I try to match the stallion's size, muscle, and frame to that of the mare in a way that might produce the most athletic and balanced individual. Then I examine the pedigrees (family trees) of the stallion and the mare to see how they match up in terms of in-breeding and commercial appeal to prospective buyers,” he said.
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