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Raced/Unraced v1.0

Identify foals with the greatest potential to have a racecourse start as a two or three-year-old.


It has been estimated that as many as 30-40% of Thoroughbred foals never make it to the racecourse. Raced/Unraced v1.0 identifies those horses with the greatest potential to have a racecourse start in their two-year-old or three-year-old season. It is understood that there are multiple reasons as to why an individual might never make it to the racecourse. We have also identified genetic contributions that may underpin these traits.

This test was developed using over 4,000 horses from all major race regions and over 48,000 genetic markers. Horses are ranked as Higher Potential, Medium Potential or Lower Potential for a racecourse start.

Higher Potential males have a 1.6x (60%) greater chance of having a start in their two or three year old season than Lower Potential.

Higher Potential females have a 1.2x (20%) greater chance of having a start in their two or three-year-old season than Lower Potential.

Raced/Unraced v1.0 score % of Population % Raced
(as a 2 or 3 year old)
% Unraced
(as a 2 or 3 year old)
Higher Potential 20% 82% 18%
Medium Potential 37% 75% 25%
Lower Potential 44% 71% 29%

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Plusvital is able to accept DNA samples from almost all bloodstock regions within the world. The process is simple and involves a 4-5ml uncoagulated blood sample from each horse in a purple cap K2-EDTA tube. If you require any assistance or advice, please contact us directly.

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