From pedigree analyst Ken McLean
Breeding the successful racehorse is a challenge. One needs
dedication, patience, a stout heart, time for research, and, above all,
admiration for one of nature's most beautiful animals.
Successful racehorse breeders need to be observant and skillful in
the selection process, seeking answers as to why genetic inheritance
behaves the way it does. The more knowledge acquired, the more we
realize how much is yet to be learned.
Ken McLean's newest book, Designing Speed in the Racehorse, is
an incredible resource for the serious breeder of racehorses. Over 50
years of pedigree research and performance results compiled by the
author are combined with the astute analysis of one of the world's top
pedigree advisors. He discusses genetic variation, transmission of
desirable genetic qualities, conformation, energy, inheritance of speed
through specific bloodlines and more. He updates the list of "elite"
mares, examines the influence of Northern Dancer, Polynesian, Native
Dancer, Herbager, Wild Risk, Princequillo, Round Table, Ribot and more.
McLean produces a veritable blueprint for breeders seeking to breed
future stakes winners. Don't miss your opportunity to own this book!