Genetics Conference Scheduled for Sept. 7-8

Presented by Blood-Horse Publications, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants.

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.

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

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. 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 and identify elite talent.”

Speakers for the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics and 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, Inc.; Dr. Stephen Harrison, Thoroughbred Genetics; Dr. Emmeline Hill, Equinome Ltd; Jay Kilgore, DataTrack; Dr. David Lambert, The Genetic Edge; Dr. James MacLeod, Gluck Equine Research Center; Bill Oppenheim; Alan Porter, Pedigree Consultants LLC; Bill Pressey, ThoroEdge; Byron Rogers, Pedigree Consultants LLC; Dr. Steve Roman,; Jon Seaman, Cecil Seaman & Co.; Cecil Seaman, Cecil Seaman & Co.; Jeff Seder, EQB; Dr. Steven Tammariello, Performance Genetics LLC.

Details and full agenda for the event are available at