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Robert D. Fierro is Managing Director of DataTrack International, a firm that helps clients breed, and select, Thoroughbred racing and bloodstock prospects utilizing pedigree analysis and several long-established biomechanical programs. With his partner, Jay Kilgore, he devised BreezeFigs™, a system of speed ratings for 2-year-old-in-training sales that is marketed to buyers at those sales ands later online to handicappers through Daily Racing Form. Mr. Fierro has been a breeder and owner and served as president of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc., during the 1990s.
- 10/19/2008 - AND IN THIS CORNER, 2-YEAR-OLD SALES
Immediately following the Keeneland April this year, Jay Kilgore and I, who are partners in a company that offers selection services at the two-year-old sales, decided to take a look at the rationale, market and schedule for these venues. We sensed something was in the air, and no one was really addressing some issues that needed to be discussed. — (click here to read the entire article)
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