Source: Paulick Report
April 7, 2022 – (Lexington, KY) The 2022 Thoroughbred Owner Conference virtual series continued April 5 with a panel who discussed pedigree and conformation considerations when selecting racehorses. The series is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton Equine, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.
Sponsored by Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Tuesday’s session was moderated by Caton Bredar and included panelists Phil Hager, Taproot Bloodstock; Chad Schumer, Schumer Bloodstock Agency; Gayle Van Leer, Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services; and Tod Wojciechowski, director of sales, OBS.
The webinar began with a conversation on pedigrees and how to read five-cross pedigrees and catalog pages. While all bloodstock agents vary in their specific preferences when buying horses, this group agreed on the importance of a horse’s female family and trying to find horses that represent the most positive traits of their ancestry.
“We’re trying to repeat the good part of the history and eliminate the bad part of the history,” Van Leer said……read full article
The full 70 min conference can be viewed here.