How To Test

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

Plusvital can accept DNA samples from almost all bloodstock regions of the world. Our dedicated team have a wealth of experience in the Thoroughbred bloodstock industry and will be available to answer your questions throughout the testing process.

Testing Process

how to test
how to test

Sample Results Report

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FAQs

The use of these technologies eliminates overheads in the long run by reducing the need to try horses over distances they prove to be unsuited to.

This information could also be used to support your judgement on the ideal trip or likely two-year-old performance where this might not match expectations based on pedigree or physical type.

These tests are not designed to identify elite performance potential, but rather identify the conditions under which each individual horse can perform to its maximum potential.

Like all other training aids, this information can be incorporated into the regime by using it as a reference point to support or inform key decisions such as race entries.

Genetic testing and pedigree go hand in hand as the tests will give a definitive answer to what we are already attempting to infer from pedigree, but pedigree alone can often be misleading.

As the genes are inherited in pairs, one from the dam and one from the sire, it is very common for full siblings to inherit different combinations of genes and thus be completely different types of racehorses. This is the reason why genetic testing is more accurate than pedigree alone.

Studies from horses in training in leading National Hunt yards have shown that C:C horses were found to be less likely to win at any distance, and over 95% of winners at longer than three miles were T:T horses.

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