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Kentucky Genetics Conference Sept 7-8
Blood-Horse Publications, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants, announced the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington on September 7-8. Designed to “complement the 2010 event of a similar nature”, the agenda for the conference “will bring together 18 internationally-known pedigree, genetics & performance physiology experts to share their knowledge on the application of the latest in pedigree analysis, genetics research & equine physiology testing as it relates to performance in the thoroughbred”. Goals of the conference are to “educate thoroughbred breeders about progress & the latest discoveries in the field of equine pedigrees & genetics, create awareness of tools & technology available, and to provide a networking opportunity for international participants of the breeding industry”. Byron Rogers from Pedigree Consultants commented: “We are delighted to be able to bring together such pre-eminent speakers for the event this year. The advancements in the last year alone in the field of thoroughbred genetics as it relates to performance makes this a 'must attend' conference for anyone that is interested in using the best tools to breed & identify elite talent.” Speakers for the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference include: Dr Ernie Bailey, Gluck Equine Research Center; Dr Matthew Binns, The Genetic Edge; Dr Dav Doodnauth, LifeLine Labs; Sid Fernando, Werk Thoroughbred Consultants; Dr Stephen Harrison, Thoroughbred Genetics; Dr Emmeline Hill, Equinome; Jay Kilgore, DataTrack; Dr David Lambert, The Genetic Edge; Dr James MacLeod, Gluck Equine Research Center; Bill Oppenheim; Alan Porter, Pedigree Consultants; Bill Pressey, ThoroEdge; Byron Rogers, Pedigree Consultants; Dr Steve Roman, Chef-de-race.com; Jon Seaman, Cecil Seaman; Cecil Seaman, Cecil Seaman; Jeff Seder, EQB; Dr Steven Tammariello, Performance Genetics.