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30 Jan 2012

NEW SPEED GENE IN THOROUGHBREDS

30 Jan 2012
Most people are familar with the history of the modern Thoroughbred race horse, all of which can be traced back to the three founding sires, the Godolphin Arabian, The Byerly Turk and the Darley Arabian.

New genetic research just in from Ireland has discovered that the 'speed gene' identified in 2010 and present in many of the world's superstar racehorses, can now be traced back 300 years to a single British mare.

I believe a commercial test may become available in the future to see if young thoroughbreds are carrying this special gene. Won't that turn thoroughbred racing on it's ear!


 
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