The Elite Performance Test
The results of the Elite Performance Test will help you to:
- Achieve higher strike rates by identifying individuals with the highest genetic potential for elite racecourse and breeding success
- Produce more elite racehorses and breeding stock
- Increase earnings through optimised training and racing decisions
The Elite Performance Test is the most comprehensive method of predicting genetic potential for elite racing and breeding performance. Elite success depends on inheriting the optimal combination of genetic markers and being given every chance to maximise this genetic potential. This test analyses each horse for 50,000 genetic markers to determine their contribution to elite racing and breeding performance.
The results of the Elite Performance Test provide three informative outputs: Genomic Racing Value, Genomic Breeding Value and Genomic Inbreeding Value.
Genomic Racing Value
This value represents the genetic potential of a horse to achieve elite success, with a Genomic Racing Value of 1 – 4 assigned to each horse tested. A Class 1 horse has the highest potential to be an elite racehorse, while a Class 4 horse has the lowest potential. An additional score of 1* has also been added to this scale to highlight those Class 1 horses that are at the top of the range.
Genomic Breeding Value
This value represents the genetic potential of a horse to produce offspring with a higher potential to achieve elite success, with a Genomic Breeding Value of 1 – 4 assigned to each horse tested. A Class 1 horse has the highest probability to produce an elite racehorse, while a Class 4 horse has the lowest probability. Each value is based on an assessment of the number of favourable genetic markers that a horse may pass on to their foal.
Genomic Inbreeding Value
This value represents the evaluation of the actual level of inbreeding in a Thoroughbred horse, with a Genomic Inbreeding Value of Low, Medium or High assigned to each horse tested.