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Rob Whiteley

   Owner of Liberation Farm, a leading commercial breeding operation.
  Formerly directed Carl Icahn's Foxfield from 1988 to 2005.
 

 

Top horses bred or co-bred by Liberation Farm:

    El Corredor, Roman Ruler, Henny Hughes, Ruler On Ice,
    Strong Hope, Badge Of Silver, Ever A Friend, Champagne D'Oro,
     Vision In Gold, Roman Treasure, Super Espresso
    Simon Pure, Bahamian Pirate, Drill Down,
    Maimonides, Annie Skates,
    Itty Bitty Pretty, Make My Heart Sing,
    Silver Tornado, Secret Liaison,
     
     
  Top matings planned for Foxfield:
    Over 140 stakes horses, including...
    Better Than Honour, Silverbulletday,
    Blushing K.D., Slipstream Queen,
    Electronic Unicorn, Crafty Friend,
    Great Navigator, Sunshine Street
    Fabulously Fast, Dalhart
    Vaudeville, Helmsman

Photo by Anne Eberhardt                

 

 

  

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  "Business As Usual"        
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Rob Whiteley is the co-founder of two important central Kentucky organizations:

 

THE HORSE FARM WORKERS' EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND which has awarded over 300 scholarships to children of full-time Thoroughbred horse farm workers in central Kentucky for education beyond high school.

 

THE CONSIGNORS AND COMMERCIAL BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CBA), a trade organization that provides a unified voice for breeders

and sales consignors while developing educational initiatives designed to create a fair and expanding auction market place for all who breed,

buy, or sell Thoroughbreds.

 

Rob is also on the Board of Directors of Fasig-Tipton Co. and Thoroughbred Charities of America.  He additionally served Fasig-Tipton Co.

as President of Fasig-Tipton Appraisal Services from 1983-1987.

 

Prior to entering the horse business on a full-time basis, Rob was a professor and Chairman of the Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology

at Rutgers University from 1968-1981.  His education includes a Bachelor's degree from Stanford (1965) in English and American Literature,

a Masters in Teaching degree from Harvard (1966) in English and American Literature, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1968) in Counseling Psychology.  During his tenure at Berkeley, Rob was National Defense Research Fellow, and also served as a visiting professor at that institution while on leave from Rutgers.