Jockeying for genetic advantage: DNA analysis to evaluate thoroughbreds

| May 4, 2012 |
When you buy a racehorse, you pays your money and you takes your chances. Top yearlings at Keeneland’s 2011 Thoroughbred auction, for instance, averaged nearly $350,000 and hadn’t yet raced a step. Odds are that some of them never will. Now, thanks to a biologist, it’s possible to boost the odds of getting a winner with a simple genetic test.

When you buy a racehorse, you pays your money and you takes your chances. Top yearlings at Keeneland’s 2011 Thoroughbred auction, for instance, averaged nearly $350,000 and hadn’t yet raced a step. Odds are that some of them never will. Now, thanks to a biologist, it’s possible to boost the odds of getting a winner with a simple genetic test.

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