Racehorse Breeding Theories

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The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd., 2004 - 325 pages
"Here, in one volume, is a wide and varied assessment of the major breeding systems or theories, as well as the history and background of each. The writers give the reader all the necessary information they need to implement the theory and make it part of a breeding program. They also verify the relative scientific validity of the theories and various approaches to breeding" -- publisher website (April 2007).

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About the author (2004)

Mitchell is a freelance writer and bloodstock consultant. Turning away from an academic career as a college professor, he began writing full time in the horse business in 1991 and joined the staff of Daily Racing Form in 1993.

STEVEN A. ROMAN made his professional writing debut in 1993 with the publication of his comic book horror series Lorelei. Since then, he has written for Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men. He lives in New York City, US.

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