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Hey rob, dumb question, and I know that Mr. Lathrop is retired, but did he update his research after his original work? I think I read somewhere once that he analyzed something like 16,000 races to compile his original data. Just wondering if there have been any changes of consequence, or if that original data pretty much did the trick since we were already so far removed from 1900. I guess if the theories about mitochondrial dna are correct, they should be passing along the same ol stuff generation after generation, at least in lieu of mutations.
yes, he updated every year from his first year thru 2010 good for 2011 season
with 20 only copies and i was one of the 20 that received one and bad health
forced him to retire and close his site.
then his health improved some and he has a site that he updates classifications
and new conduits and posts them from A thru Z at this site.
if one wants to update the cmp profile for a horse you have to go thru the conduits
for all 16 horses in the 4th generation and using their classification for each 16
and use his formula for the cmp and index and other formulas in his book and some data
and formulas that were not in his book bill sent me thru e mails and i first paid for his info 13 years ago
some of the other 20 to receive his last book are Simon Bray, Kathleen & Barry Irwin, i'm not sure
if rich perloff got his last book. more breeders use bill's book than cappers .