Pedigree Consultants LLC is a Thoroughbred pedigree consultancy and management company. Formed in 2007, the company is co-
owned by Alan Porter and Byron Rogers. Pedigree Consultants LLC is the co-owner with Blood Horse Publications of the highly
successful Thoroughbred nicking software TrueNicks and co-developer with The Jockey Club Information Systems of the pedigree
program Pedigree Analysis.
Alan Porter has been professionally involved with Thoroughbreds for over 35 years. He has authored racing and breeding analyses for three decades, and has been planning matings for leading breeders throughout the world for a quarter century.
After several years working on a stallion farm in England, Alan turned to journalism, joining Stud & Stable (later Pacemaker and now Thoroughbred International), a journal on which Alan worked as Deputy Editor. He then served an eight-year term as advisor for Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone’s Catoctin Farm and Gilltown Studs before becoming a freelance pedigree advisor and journalist initially working from Long Island, N.Y., but now from Reinzi, Mississippi.
Over the years, Alan has written regular columns for Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Daily News, Pacemaker, The Australian Bloodhorse Review, Bluebloods, BloodHorse.com, and Owner-Breeder International, as well as contributing to numerous other publications in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Alan has also authored three books on racing including Patterns of Greatness and Patterns of Greatness II – The Americans (co-written with Anne Peters) and was a contributor to Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World. A speaker at numerous seminars and conferences around the world, Alan has also provided pedigree commentary on camera for Fox Sports Network and for New York Times Television. Alan was the co-creator of TrueNicks, the leading thoroughbred nicking service in the world and also a design partner of the Jockey Club’s Pedigree Analysis System. He is also a partner in Performance Genetics LLC.
Alan has consulted on breedings that have resulted in more than 300 stakes winners including four Eclipse Award winners in North America, as well as other champions and classic winners in Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, and group and grade I winners in at least 12 different countries. He currently advises leading breeders and owners in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
After a breeding season at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, followed by stints with leading trainers Paul Cole (U.K), Ivan Allen (Hong Kong) and Peter Ng-Bik Kuen (Hong Kong), Byron Rogers spent eight years at Arrowfield Stud in Australia as Stallion Nominations and Bloodstock Manager, part of the team that developed the careers of leading sires Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur and Danzero. Byron played an integral part in the relocation of leading Chilean sire Hussonet as well as planning matings for leading racehorses such as Miss Finland, Mentality, Fashion’s Afield, Alverta, Road to Rock, Sunday Joy, Royal Purler, Miss Bussell, etc.
Byron extended his industry experience at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, where for three years he served as director of their stallion division, managing the stallion careers of the likes of Unbridled’s Song, Forestry, Officer, Forest Danger, Northern Afleet and Southern Image as well as joint venture stallions Tiznow and Speightstown. In 2008, Byron returned to Australia to accept the post of national sales manager for William Inglis and Son, Australia’s leading Thoroughbred sales company.
Byron has written numerous articles for Owner-Breeder International, TBH Marketwatch, Bluebloods/The Australia BloodHorse Review and The Blood-Horse Magazine. Along with Andrew Reichard and Jennifer Churchill he co-authored Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World. In 2009, Byron became managing partner of Pedigree Consultants LLC. He was the co-creator of TrueNicks, the leading thoroughbred nicking service and was also a design partner of the Jockey Club Information System’s Pedigree Analysis Program. He is also the CEO of Performance Genetics LLC.