Thoroughbred Genetics

We develop and apply DNA-based genetic tests for the racing industry. We also generate database information for use in racehorse performance analysis. We empower our clients with genetic tools to help them identify, categorize, breed and race thoroughbreds to gain a leading genetic and competitive edge.


Thoroughbred Genetics was created in 2000 by Dr. Stephen Harrison. Our vision was to uniquely utilize state-of-the-art genetic technology with...



Our approach to genetic testing and data provision is based on the fact that stamina/speed components of performance are multi-factorial and it is likely that it’s the existence of Thoroughbreds of differing...



Thoroughbred Genetics offers a wide range of DNA-based analyses, databases and reports to suit different objectives. Our services are based on...


Thoroughbred Genetics is a UK-based company which is the first company in the world to develop and provide DNA-based, genetic tests for racehorse performance. We are proud of this achievement. These selected and archived news pieces help to tell the story of Thoroughbred Genetics from its inception in 2000; taking us through March 2006, when we published the first peer-reviewed scientific paper linking specific ‘speed’ and ‘performance’ genes to aspects of racing performance; to the present where we continue to work for some of the most successful thoroughbred breeders across the world - in Europe, USA, Australasia, Japan and the UAE.

Chasing a Dream

In recent times, successful breeding and racing operations have tended to break the traditional mould associated with the industry. They look at all spheres and take on board developments in innovative areas in order to succeed. Read more…

More Black Type success for broodmare Sodashy

Congratulations to two of the gentlemen of racing, Tom D’Arcy and Vincent McCarthy, for their continued success with their terrific broodmare, Sodashy (2008 Noverre x Leopard Creek). The half-sister to Cornwallis Stakes winner, Ponty Acclaim (2009 Acclaimation Read more…

Contact Thoroughbred Genetics

At the office:

Godmersham Park  Canterbury  Kent  CT4 7DT  United Kingdom

On the phone:

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 732472

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