Scientist finds the speed genes DNA analysis can take the guesswork out of the ancient art of producing a champion, says geneticist

Greg Wood Tuesday March 21, 2006 The Guardian <>  

A British scientist yesterday claimed to have made a "historic breakthrough" in the study of thoroughbred genetics, after a six-year research project produced the first proof of a relationship between specific genes and the individual performances of racehorses.

The results of the study by Dr Stephen Harrison, whose company Thoroughbred Genetics is based in Kent, will be published next month in the peer- reviewed journal Mitochondrian....