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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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
7
Introduction
11
The Origins and Genetics of the Thoroughbred 19 Chapter 2 Genetics and Gene Mapping
21
The BLUP Trotting Index
35
How Joe Estes Transformed Breeding and Pedigrees
41
Federico Tesios work as a breeder and trainer
75
Biomechanics and Mating
83
Pedigrees and Statistics
173
Birth Rank and Success
187
A Pedigree Classification Technique
191
Female Family Inbreeding
237
The X Factor Theory
251
Bruce Lowe and the Numerology of Pedigrees
273
Quantification of Racing Performance in the Research of Harry Laughlin
293
Evaluating Breeding Theories Looking for the Real Patterns Underpinning Tesios Greatness
307

Inbreeding
109
Nicking
125

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