What should we know, and when should we know it?

Earlier this week, the internet lit up with the news of the birth of Rachel Alexandra’s first foal, a colt by Curlin.  Stonestreet Farm released a statement, photos, and video; good wishes, congratulations, and coverage exploded on news sites, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. On Friday afternoon, delight turned to unease as rumors began to surface…

The words of Mr. Wilkin

I didn’t think that I would write about Rachel Alexandra’s retirement. What was I going to say?  That I was surprised? (I wasn’t.)  That I found it odd? (I didn’t.)  That I disagree with the decision? (I don’t.)  That I’m disappointed? (I’m not.) Panegyrics have appropriately flooded the media, lauding the first three-year-old filly Horse…