Pedigree and Genetics Symposium Announced

The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants, has announced the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky,. on Oct. 11.

"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 announcement said. "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."

"The field of pedigree analysis and Thoroughbred genetics has changed dramatically in recent years. There’s a lot more information and services available to Thoroughbred breeders throughout the world to help them make better and more informed decisions about breeding and racing Thoroughbreds. The goal of this symposium is to bring together the best of this field to speak on one day and to give Thoroughbred breeders, owners, trainers, and even veterinarians an insight into the leading edge of Thoroughbred pedigree analysis and genetics," said Stacy Bearse, president and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications.

Speakers for The 2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium include:

--Dr. Emmeline Hill, Equinome Ltd.

--Alan Porter, Pedigree Consultants LLC

--Robert Fierro, Datatrack International LLC

--Gary Falter, The Jockey Club Information Systems

--Dr. Stephen Harrison, Thoroughbred Genetics Ltd.

--Dr. Matthew Binns, Equigen LLC, The Genetic Edge

Registration for the symposium is $175 and includes attendance to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour. Registration for the event is available at www.bloodhorse.com/register.

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