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Organized by and closely associated with the Blood-Horse and its allies, such as the Jockey Club and TrueNicks, the genetics and technology symposium on Thoroughbred breeding was held today in Lexington.

The speakers included some of the deep-end research people in genetics as applied to Thoroughbreds, with the best-known stars of that galaxy being Emmeline Hill, Matthew Binns, and James MacCleod.

John Sparkman, bloodstock and sales columnist for the Thoroughbred Times, produced a live blog of the proceedings, which can be viewed here.

My associate in the biomechanics, cardio, and stride analysis entity DataTrack International, Bob Fierro, was the live wire of the engagement, skewering some of the participants by making comparisons between human types and equine types. Sparkman he called an Alydar type (leggy and long-striding).

Good thing Fierro lives in New York.

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