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
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.
Today, John is currently 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.
Melissa Gillis - Australasian Representative
Melissa is both a graduate of Marcus Oldham College and Charles Sturt University (Bachelor of Equine Science) in Australia. Melissa also has a strong practical horse experience having worked at the sales, on the farm and in the office for Australasian farms including Erinvale Stud, Kooringal Stud, Musk Creek, Swettenham Stud and Windsor Park Stud. She also extended her experience overseas with stints with Baroda & Colbinstown Stud in Ireland, Tweenhills Stud in England and Haras de La Louviere in France.
In January of 2018 Melissa was named as the Australasian representative for Performance Genetics having undergone extensive training. She currently provides all the Performance Genetics services to clients in that region.
Keen Ice (USA)Keen Ice, winner of the Travers Stakes defeating American Pharoah, a highly rated yearling purchase for client Donegal Racing
Catchy (AUS)Catchy, a G1 winning 2YO was identified using Performance Genetics technology as a yearling for clients Lindsay Park Racing.
Legless Veuve (NZ)Legless Veuve a highly rated yearling purchase for $150,000 is a group stakes winner.
Seaburge (AUS)Seaburge, a yearling selection for client Lindsay Park and winner of the Gr. II Sires Produce Stakes.
Ever So Clever (USA)Ever So Clever, winner of the Fantasy Stakes Gr. III, was a highly rated yearling for Clearsky Farms.
Nothingilikemore (AUS)Nothingilikemore, a yearling purchase recommendation and now a stakes winner in Hong Kong
Chabaud (AUS)Chabaud, a daughter of Lookin at Lucky, now a Gr. III winner, was a highly rated yearling purchase
Donegal Moon (USA)Donegal Moon, a yearling selection for client Donegal Racing and subsequent graded stakes winner
Family Tree (USA)Family Tree, winner of the Iowa Oaks was a Performance Genetics Sales Select yearling
Champagne Boom (AUS)A yearling selection for Lindsay Park Racing, Champagne Boom was an impressive stakes winner on debut.
September Stars (Ire)Stakes winning filly September Stars was a highly rated yearling purchase for Andrew Rosen
Zamzam (AUS)A highly rated yearling Zamzam, now a stakes winner for the team at Lindsay Park Racing.
Indarra (NZ)Stakes winning mare Indarra, a yearling purchase using Performance Genetics selection technology
Valliano (AUS)A stakes winning son of Equinano, Valliano was a highly rated yearling purchase for Lindsay Park Racing.
Chess Star (AUS)Chess Star, a stakes winner at two was a highly rated yearling purchase for Sun Stud.
Brother O'Connell (USA)Brother O'Connell a highly rated yearling selection for client Donegal Racing
Get in Touch
Performance Genetics LLC
400 Queensway Dr
Lexington, KY 40502
John Eberth - North America
Phone: + 1 859 948 8106
Melissa Gillis - Australasia
Phone: +61 428 821 891
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