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Now, for the first time, these 4 top experts collaborate to give your mare the best possible chance of becoming a star producer.

First, each of our experts reviews your mares in light of his own individual approach to stallion selection and provides his research report and written recommendations to the other members of the team.

Second, the team collaborates to provide you with consensus recommendations, as well as the four written reports.

Third, you are invited to consult individually with any or all members of the team, either by email or phone.

Learn more about the latest in stallion evaluation using the LyonScore® mating analysis.

  Collectively, these four experts have been advisors to the breeders and/or owners of:  
  • 25 Champions in the US, Canada, and Europe
  • 30 Classic winners, including 2 Epsom Derby winners, 2 Arc de Triomphe winners, 5 Kentucky Derby winners, 3 Queen's Plate (Canada) winners, and the winners of other classic races
  • 13 Breeders' Cup Champions
  • Scores of Graded/Group 1 winners, literally
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Sid Fernando,
President and CEO of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc., has an encyclopedic knowledge of racing worldwide and his approach to the role of pedigree--sire lines, female families, and the historical influence of important ancestors--and matings is based on the practical considerations of the breeder. He brings to the team his own knowledge and the research capabilities of WTC.
Phone: +1-510-566-4741
Email: shfernando@
Gary Hadden graduated from the Darley Flying Start program in 2006, and, even at this early stage in his career, is bloodstock and pedigree consultant to some of Europe's leading breeders. Since 2010 he has advised on the matings of 12 individual group/graded stakes winners, including two multiple-G1-winning two-year-olds. His approach to pedigree analysis and evaluation is grounded in intensive research that identifies sires whose physical traits and pedigree influences are most likely to be complemented by key ancestors of a mare, based in part on quantitative analysis of stud records.
Phone: +353 86 6038311
Email: coolruss_stud@
Bill Oppenheim
has been the industry's leading auction market analyst for the last 35 years and an innovator in the evaluation of sire performance, including the APEX sire rating system featured in his widely read and wide-ranging Thoroughbred Daily News column. Since introducing his APEX ratings in the late 1980s, he has continued to refine them, more recently, applying his APEX data to assessing a sire's crop-by-crop performance trend as it relates to a measure of opportunity. These considerations, along with the individual characteristics of immediate ancestors, figure prominently in his private consulting work, including mating advice.
Phone: +447 77 0927088
Email: bopp@erb.com
Roger Lyons, President and CEO of Roger Lyons Consulting, Inc., specializes in comprehensive statistical analysis of pedigree. His role is to identify the range of proven sires likely to bring the best out of a given mare, based on his LyonScore profiles, which reflect a sire's past rate of success with mares representing the individual ancestors of the client's mare.
Phone: +1-316-686-0019
Email: roger@rlpedigree.com