THE IN­FLU­ENCE OF FOUNDERS

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This pie chart is based on ge­netic in­ves­ti­ga­tion by E.P. Cun­ning­ham (1991) and Cristina Luis and col­leagues (2007). Just a hand­ful of 17th and early 18th cen­tury founder in­di­vid­u­als con­tinue to have dis­pro­por­tion­ate in­flu­ence over the ge­net­ics of the modern Thor­ough­bred. Per­cent­ages rep­re­sent the frac­tion of a given horse’s genes that can be iden­ti­fied in the present Thor­ough­bred pop­u­la­tion.

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