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The Tale of Good News Friday

Five years ago I ran into a former colleague from Blood-Horse Publications who had found a calling in life that was higher than the study of pedigrees, racing results and Thoroughbred auction trends. Catesby “Chris” Clay Jr., whose family has owned and operated Runnymede Farm in Paris, Ky., since 1867, left the world of Thoroughbred racing […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ruler On Ice

As the chestnut gelding Ruler On Ice splashed to victory in the Belmont Stakes, he showcased the accomplishments of Liberation Farm and Brandywine Farm, who bred, raised, and sold the son of Roman Ruler and Champagne Glow to owners George and Lori Hall. Rob Whiteley breeds horses in the name of Liberation Farm, and Jim […]

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Whiteley: Whip use is out of control

In an op-ed piece for the Thoroughbred Daily News, Liberation Farm owner Rob Whiteley takes off on whip usage in racing, after having watched a recent incident where jockey Russell Baze went to the whip more than 30 times: “What have we become as people, and to what depths have we sunk, to be so […]

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Tale of Ekati gets first mare in foal

The first mare covered from the debut book of multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati was pronounced in-foal over the weekend. Sea Breezer, a stakes-winning and stakes-producing Gulch mare, was confirmed in foal to Tale of Ekati at Jim and Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm. The mare, owned by Brandywine Farm along with Rob Whiteley’s […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Year Two for Our Eleventh-Hour Idea

Around this time last year, Brad Cummings and I tried to get a group of people together to bus up to Chicago and support a fund-raiser for Michael Straight, who suffered a crippling injury in a racing accident at Arlington Park. Our effort failed, but as we became more familiar with the plight of dozens […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Pony Up in the Bluegrass

Brad Cummings and I are working furiously to get in shape for our 85-mile Breeders’ Cup or Bust walk from Lexington to Louisville to raise money for Breeders’ Cup Charities and three very worthy organizations. At the same we also are honing our card-shark skills in anticipation of Blue Grass Farms Charities’ “Racino Roundup,” a […]

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Stud Fees and Profitability: The Real Story

Rob Whiteley, owner of Liberation Farm, took an in-depth look at the recent Keeneland September yearling sale from the standpoint of a Thoroughbred breeder. His conclusions, first published in the Thoroughbred Daily News, were not encouraging, but serve as an eye-opening assessment of the current state of the bloodstock market. By Rob Whiteley A […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: A Man of Arts and Letters

Rob Whiteley of Liberation Farm, whose telephone recording encourages callers to leave a message “if they’ve made the world a better place today,” has sponsored our weekly Good News Friday feature since its debut in April 2009. We’ve written about all kinds of subjects who have brightened our world—individuals or organizations who have made a […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: An Ode to Presious Passion

The Paulick Report is happy to announce the latest member of our team, Scott Jagow, who will be handling weekend editor duties and contributing occasional features and news stories to the fastest-growing website in horse racing. Scott has a passion for Thoroughbred racing, a passion that convinced him recently to forego an award-winning journalism career […]

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