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  New Research Affects Traditional Organization of Female Lines

In the August 2002 edition of the journal Animal Genetics, Dr. Emmeline Hill and her colleagues at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, published "History and Integrity of Thoroughbred Dam Lines Revealed in Equine mtDNA Variation," a ground-breaking study that changes much of what we thought we knew about the early history of the thoroughbred, and that affects the pedigrees virtually every thoroughbred now living. The study examined pedigrees of horses associated with the English Foundation Mares, and does not address the other families, but it is highly likely further genetic research will have an impact on these families as well.

The original article and a discussion of how the analysis of mtDNA in thoroughbred horses has affected the traditional Lowe families are in the Genetics section.



These female families are numbered in The Family Tables of Racehorses. P1 . All of the notable offspring listed here won the Nagroda Derby, among other races.

(Unknown parentage)
Notable descendants:
Madryt (1826 by Morganatic); Wisus (1930 by Villars)

(unknown parentage)
Notable Descendents:
From the Polmoodie line: RYS II (1920 by Lohengrin)

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