Thoroughbred Genetics Conference Scheduled for Sept. 7-8

Thoroughbred Genetics Conference Scheduled for Sept. 7-8

The Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference will feature internationally-known authorities who will share their knowledge on the latest in pedigree analysis, genetics, and physiology as it relates to Thoroughbred performance.

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Blood-Horse Publications, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants LLC, has announced that the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference will be held Sept. 7-8 at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky.

Designed to complement the 2010 event of a similar nature, the conference will bring together 18 internationally-known pedigree, genetics, and performance physiology authorities to share their knowledge on the application of the latest in pedigree analysis, genetics research, and equine physiology testing as it relates to Thoroughbred performance.

Goals of the conference are to educate Thoroughbred breeders about progress and the latest discoveries in the field of equine pedigrees and genetics, create awareness of tools and technology available, and to provide a networking opportunity for international participants of the breeding industry.

"We are delighted to be able to bring together such preeminent speakers for this event this year," said Byron Rogers of Pedigree Consultants. "Last year's event was oversubscribed and this year we have an even better line-up of speakers and topics."

Speakers for the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics and Performance Conference include:

  • Ernie Bailey, PhD, of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center;
  • Matthew Binns, PhD, of The Genetic Edge in Midway, Ky.;
  • Dav Doodnauth, MD, of LifeLine Labs in Lexington;
  • Sid Fernando of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc.;
  • Stephen Harrison, BSc, PhD, of Thoroughbred Genetics in Kent, England, U.K.;
  • Emmeline Hill, PhD, of the Animal Genomics Laboratory at University College Dublin, Ireland, and Equinome Ltd;
  • Jay Kilgore of DataTrack International;
  • Dr. David Lambert of The Genetic Edge;
  • James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, of the Gluck Equine Research Center;
  • Bill Oppenheim;
  • Alan Porter of Pedigree Consultants LLC;
  • Bill Pressey of ThoroEdge;
  • Byron Rogers of Pedigree Consultants LLC;
  • Steve Roman, PhD of;
  • Cecil Seaman and Jon Seaman of Cecil Seaman & Co.;
  • Jeff Seder of EQB; and
  • Steven Tammariello, PhD, of Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y., and Performance Genetics LLC.

Details and full agenda for the event are available at

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