An afternoon of lectures on preparing and assessing Thoroughbreds for sales in memory of Gerald Leigh was held on 5 June 2019 at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket. BCET organises these lectures on behalf of the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust in recognition of Mr Leigh’s achievements as a racehorse owner and breeder and his passion for scientific knowledge and the welfare of the horses he loved.

Welcome and introduction

Nick Wingfield Digby MRCVS

Sales selection - the Trainer's viewpoint

Sir Mark Prescott

Racehorse Trainer, Newmarket, Suffolk

http://www.heathhousestables.com

The Sales Exam: the veterinary viewpoint

Mike Shepherd MRCVS

Rossdales LLP

http://rossdales.com

Do foal injuries and diseases compromise sales and racing performance?

Celia Marr FRCVS

Rossdales LLP

http://rossdales.com

Radiography at the Sales: Are findings associated with future performance Part 1

Debbie Spike-Pierce

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

https://www.roodandriddle.com

Radiography at the Sales: Are findings associated with future performance Part 2

Debbie Spike-Pierce

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

https://www.roodandriddle.com

Does conformation affect gait: objective assessment

Renate Weller

The Royal Veterinary College, London

https://www.rvc.ac.uk

Genomics and performance profiling: where are we heading?

Des Leadon

Irish Equine Centre, County Kildare, Ireland

http://www.irishequinecentre.ie

A personal view on producing and selecting horses for racing and breeding

Luca Cumani

Racehorse Trainer, Newmarket, Suffolk

http://lucacumani.com