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2005-09-05 14:22:48

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Scientists will soon be able to furnish race horse buyers with a genetic map before they fork out millions of dollars for a young thoroughbred that may never race, a panel of eminent researchers said on Monday. Having established that The Darley Arabian, a colt imported from Syria 300 years ago, is responsible for 95 percent of the Y-chromosomes in all male thoroughbreds, scientists believe it will not be long before they can screen out equine...


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