Using the latest in data modeling and machine techniques, Performance Genetics is the only company that utilizes DNA markers, cardiovascular and biomechanical measurements in a single prediction model to make selection of champion racehorses as accurate as possible.
While this is a scientific endeavor that is driven by the data we collect, we also place an emphasis on using our horsemanship and experience in the thoroughbred industry to achieve a balance between the science and practical horse knowledge and horsemanship.
Please feel free to take a look at our success stories as well as our informative blog and contact us should you have any questions
Byron Rogers, President / Founder
Byron Rogers spent eight years at Arrowfield Stud in Australia as Stallion Nominations and Bloodstock Manager, part of the team that developed the careers of leading sires Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur and Danzero. Byron played an integral part in the relocation of leading Chilean sire Hussonet as well as planning matings for leading racehorses such as Miss Finland, Mentality, Fashion’s Afield, Sunday Joy, Royal Purler, Miss Bussell, etc. Byron extended his industry experience at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, where for three years he served as director of their stallion division, managing the careers of the likes of Unbridled’s Song, Forestry, Officer, Forest Danger, Northern Afleet and Southern Image as well as joint venture stallions Tiznow and Speightstown.
In 2009, Byron resigned from this position to concentrate on the development of TrueNicks LLC and Pedigree Consultants LLC, relocating back to North America. In 2011 Byron launched Performance Genetics LLC, a thoroughbred performance evaluation company based in Lexington KY. Byron co-authored Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World and has written numerous articles for Owner-Breeder International, TBH MarketWatch and The Australian Bloodhorse Review. as well as publications on equine genetics and markerless biomechanics in scientific papers.
John Eberth, PhD - North American Representative
John has been involved in all aspects of the horse industry for over 40 years. It began in Morgan horses when he was 6 years old. Shortly after, John’s family started Little King Farm Inc. where he learned to train, show and manage various show horse breeds. In 1996, John and his wife Melinda started Arion Management Inc. near Lexington Kentucky. Arion was recognized throughout the world as highly experienced and trusted in showing, breeding, and management. John was a world-renowned trainer and breeder for 25 years and a licensed show judge for 10 years, retiring in 2013.
John is completing his PhD in equine genetics at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center where he also received his MSc in equine genetics in 2013. He is noted for the discovery of the genetic cause of dwarfism in horses, as well as co-authored work in genetic variation of mature height in horses, skeletal atavism, Equine Arteritis Virus persistent carrier susceptibility and equine racing performance. Some current projects are genetic research involving cartilage and performance failure in racehorses, muscle fatigue in racehorses and morphometrics related to genetic disease.
Aine Ryan - European Representative
Aine began her career in the Thoroughbred industry at aged 14 at a small local stud in England . She joined the team at Ladyswood Stud in 2017, working the yearling and broodmare sales and breeding seasons, alongside studying at the Royal Agricultural University in Gloucestershire, England.
After gaining a BSc degree in Equine Science and Business at the Royal Agricultural University, she spent a season at Gestüt Görlsdorf in Germany, helping with the preparation of yearlings for sale. Following that she completed an MSc in research at Royal Agricultural University, in which she studied the effects of modern selection practices on performance, inbreeding and genetic diversity of the Thoroughbred.
Travers winner Arrogate was a highly rated yearling for breeder Clearsky Farms
Abel Tasman, a G1 winner for client Clearsky Farm
Keen Ice, winner of the Travers Stakes defeating American Pharoah, a highly rated yearling purchase for client Donegal Racing
Catchy, a G1 winning 2YO was identified using Performance Genetics technology as a yearling for clients Lindsay Park Racing.
Verrazano, a dual G1 winner and yearling purchase for clients Let's Go Racing
New Years Day, a highly rated yearling for breeder Clearsky Farms
Carrick, winner of the Secretariat Stakes G1, was a highly rated yearling purchase.
A G1 winner in Hong Kong following his purchase as a yearling for Price Blodostock.
Divisidero, a Performance Genetics Yearling Selection for Client Gunpowder Stables
Arklow - winer of the American Turf S. Gr.II for Donegal Racing.
A group stakes winner in Hong Kong for Price Bloodstock
A highly rated yearling purchase for Shadwell Stud/Lindsay Park.
A'Ali was a yearling purchase that was a Royal Ascot winner at two.
A Group winning yearling purchase placed in the Breeders' Cup at two
Duhail, a Group winning yarling purchase
Highly rated yearling buy Lord Fandango.
Ballagh Rocks (USA) was a yearling selection for client Donegal Racing
A GrII winner of the Autumn Stakes and a yearling selection for our client
Property, a Gr.II winner, was a highly rated yearling selection.
Legless Veuve a highly rated yearling purchase for $150,000 is a group stakes winner.
Performance Genetics Yearling Selection Fontiton, a Gr. II winner for Matchem Racing.
Seaburge, a yearling selection for client Lindsay Park and winner of the Gr. II Sires Produce Stakes.
A $100,000 yearling purchase, True Detective was a highly rated individual
Stakes winning colt Ability, a yearling purchase for Phil Sly
Moyhaymen, a highly rated yearling for breeder Clearsky Farms
Ever So Clever, winner of the Fantasy Stakes Gr. III, was a highly rated yearling for Clearsky Farms.
Nothingilikemore, a yearling purchase recommendation and now a stakes winner in Hong Kong
A G3 winner in Hong Kong following his purchase for Price Bloodstock as a yearling.
Chabaud, a daughter of Lookin at Lucky, now a Gr. III winner, was a highly rated yearling purchase
A Performance Genetics yearling selection for client Gunpowder Farms
Rimraam, a Gr.III winner for client Lindsay Park Racing.
Donegal Moon, a yearling selection for client Donegal Racing and subsequent graded stakes winner
Enbihaar, a G3 winner for Shadwell Stud was a highly rated yearling.
Family Tree, winner of the Iowa Oaks was a Performance Genetics Sales Select yearling
Prairie Fire, a highly rated yearling purchased by Sun Stud
A highly rated yearling purchase for client Donegal Racing
Stakes winner Lady Penelope.
Get in Touch
Performance Genetics LLC
400 Queensway Dr
Lexington, KY 40502
John Eberth - North America
Phone: + 1 859 948 8106
Aine Ryan - Europe
Phone: + 44 7958 808700
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