View Full Version : Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics symposium October 11th

Aug. 25, 2010, 01:44 PM
If anyone is going to be in Lexington for the end of WEG, the symposium (which ought to be very interesting for all horse breeders) will be at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel the day after the closing.

The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants (Visit Site), announces the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium, to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 11, 2010.

The 2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium will bring together six internationally-known speakers who are leaders in their respective fields to discuss thoroughbred pedigree analysis and genetics. The goals of the symposium are to educate thoroughbred breeders about progress and new 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.

Speakers for The 2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium include: Dr. Emmeline Hill, Equinome Ltd; Mr. Alan Porter, Pedigree Consultants LLC; Mr. Robert Fierro, Datatrack International LLC; Mr. Gary Falter, The Jockey Club Information Systems; Dr. Stephen Harrison, Thoroughbred Genetics Ltd; Dr. Matthew Binns, Equigen LLC, The Genetic Edge.

The one-day symposium will take place following the opening weekend of the Keeneland fall race meeting, on Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, KY. Registration for the symposium is $175 and includes attendance to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and networking cocktail hour. Registration for the event is available at www.BloodHorse.com/register.

Keynotes and sessions will cover:

* Progress and new discoveries in the field of equine pedigrees and genetics
* The tools and technology available to make sound breeding decisions
* The new concepts, products and ideas affecting the industry
* Hypothetical and theoretical concepts
* The use of genetics in determining a Thoroughbred mating

Emmeline Hill is the genetics researcher who was a principal researcher on the MtDNA study that reassigned some TB root mares to different families (Who's Yo Momma study) and was part of the team discovering the precocity versus stamina gene cluster. Steven Harrison has also done ground breaking work. Both are commercializing their research.

Aug. 29, 2010, 10:57 PM
Alan Porter alone is worth the $175 fee.

Aug. 30, 2010, 08:17 PM
Here is the schedule and bios of the speakers:

Sep. 8, 2010, 09:20 AM
not sure I can go but sounds interesting!!