Conference Features Top Pedigree Pundits

The two-day 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference, to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7-8, kicks off one week from today, and several well-known pedigree analysts will be on hand to share their perspective.

Scene at last year's panel discussion

The agenda includes Sid Fernando, president of eMatings.com and Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, and an internationally known pedigree writer. He focuses his talk on returning stamina to the North American Thoroughbred.

Bill Oppenheim is a prominent bloodstock, sales, and pedigree analyst who developed the APEX Stallion Rating, and a regular contributor to TDN. His talk will deal with statistical measurement and assumptions made when analyzing pedigree trends.

Alan Porter, co-owner of Pedigree Consultants LLC and developer of TrueNicks, has consulted on matings that have produced over 150 stakes winners worldwide. He will delve into the pedigree's relationship to performance considering the whole pedigree–that is, all its ancestors.

Byron Rogers, named by the Thoroughbred Times in 2010 in the industry’s ‘Top 40 under 40’, has over a decade of experience as a stallion nominations and bloodstock manager. The managing partner of Pedigree Consultants LLC, he is a co-creator of TrueNicks along with Alan Porter. Byron straddles the line between pedigree theory and genomics, and his talk will relate the two to each other and investigate how they can be used in tandem.

Dr. Steve Roman, who was named by Daily Racing Form as one of the ten most influential people in 20th century Thoroughbred handicapping, heads chef-de-race.com and is the creator of the Dosage Index. Dr. Roman will discuss classifying Thoroughbred pedigrees by aptitudinal type and the relationship between pedigree and performance.

For full details on this event, visit BloodHorse.com/Register.

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