The Racing GenePak

The Racing GenePak

The results of the Racing GenePak will help you to:

  • Determine optimum race distance
  • Inform expectations on two-year-old performance
  • Increase strike rates and earnings through optimised training and racing decisions

The Racing GenePak combines Plusvital’s most popular genetic test, The Speed Gene Test, with the more advanced Distance Plus Test, which predicts a horse’s optimum race distance to within a couple of furlongs.

With the quality of the information provided, the Racing GenePak is the leading genetic tool for racehorse trainers, owners and breeders available on the market.

The Speed Gene Test

The Speed Gene Test determines optimum race distance and performance potential, with over 90% accuracy, by categorising horses into three distinct types:

  • C:C Sprint/Mile Types
  • C:T Middle Distance Types
  • T:T Staying Types

It also provides racehorse breeders with the potential to produce more early-maturing or classic types depending on their preference.

Learn even more about The Speed Gene Test here

The Distance Plus Test

The Speed Gene is the most important contributor to best race distance, accounting for almost 50% of the genetic variation on its own. However, refining the best race distance requires a more complex arrangement of genetic markers. Building on any results generated from The Speed Gene Test, the Distance Plus Test further refines the predicted optimum race distance to within a couple of furlongs by analysing approximately 50,000 genetic markers to provide an enhanced level of information when combined with The Speed Gene Test.

Please note that the Distance Plus Test may only be used in conjunction with The Speed Gene Test.

Learn even more about Plusvital’s Distance Plus Test here


Order aGenetic Test

Plusvital accepts DNA samples from almost all bloodstock regions of the world


The Dirt vs Turf Test

The Dirt vs Turf Test may also be added to the Racing GenePak to indicate whether a horse is genetically better suited to performing on dirt or turf surfaces.

Learn even more about Plusvital’s Dirt vs Turf Test here


Download the brochure for the full range of Plusvital genetic tests specific to your region below:

Europe/South Africa/Middle East | North/South America | Australasia

Download the brochure for Plusvital’s Racing GenePak specific to your region below:

Europe/South Africa – English | Australasia – English | Middle East – English | Middle East – Arabic

North America – English | South America – English | South America – Spanish | South America – Portuguese

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