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THE ORIGIN OF THE SPEED GENE

By Bob Silbernagel

For years, a lot of racing experts have argued that more of a horse's speed is handed down from his dam, not his sire, even though it is the stallions that usually generate big news and big bucks in breeding. This study suggests one ancient mare may be the source of all modern thoroughbred's speed.

I love scientific efforts like this one, that try to use modern technology to track historical mysteries, which couldn't have been solved with earlier science.

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