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Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund Names Newest Scholarship Recipients

Twenty-six children of full-time horse farm workers are pursuing higher education this year  with assistance from the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. To date, 684 annual scholarships totaling $1,515,590 have been awarded since the Fund’s inception. Scholarships are awarded for education or skill training after high school and are based upon financial need, merit, […]

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Scholarship Recipients, Board Changes Announced For Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund

Twenty-nine scholarships have been awarded for the 2018-2019 school year by the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. Since inception in 1996, the Fund has awarded 658 annual scholarships totaling $1,442,026 to children of full-time horse farm workers in central Kentucky. Scholarships are awarded for education or skill training after high school and are based […]

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Thomas: A Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided

There must be a thousand and one ways to eliminate fans and owners from the Thoroughbred industry. One of the most unconscionable of those scenarios has happened to my partner, Dennis Narlinger, of JMJ Racing Stables. JMJ Racing Stables is a huge participant in the Thoroughbred game. They are my partners in Sequel Stallions New […]

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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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NJ paper highlights Whiteley’s role in Ruler On Ice

Retired Rutgers professor Bob 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 […]

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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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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Always A Princess

On Sunday, Always a Princess won the Grade 2 El Encino from newly minted Eclipse Award champion 3-year-old filly Blind Luck in a scorching effort over the fast track at Santa Anita. Always a Princess pressed the cracking pace of Champagne d’Oro (by Medaglia d’Oro) and held off the divisional champ’s stretch run. Rob Whiteley of […]

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