• DNA Profiling & 
    Parentage Verification
    We offer DNA profiling which can be used to confirm parentage or the identity of your horse.
    Find out how
  • Genetic Diagnostic Testing
    We offer testing for known mutations that cause genetic disorders. This can be used to prevent the birth of a foal affected by one of these disorders.
    Find out how
  • Coat Colour &
    Pattern Testing
    Our coat colour or pattern testing can be used as an aid for selection to produce a foal of a particular colour.
    Find out how
  • Infectious Disease Testing
    The EGRC is currently executing a trial of PCR detection of the pre-breeding panel pathogens. This service is for veterinarians only.
    Find out how

In 2018, Racing Australia established the Equine Genetics Research Centre in Scone NSW, within one of Australia’s premier Thoroughbred breeding districts.

We offer a range of services including DNA Profiling and Parentage Testing, Genetics Diagnostics Testing to identify carriers of genetic disorders, and Coat Colour and Pattern Testing.

Please note that we currently only offer testing for Breed Associations that hold an account with us. If you require any of our testing services, please contact your Association for further information. 

What can we help you with?

DNA Profiling and Parentage Testing
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Genetic Diagnostics Testing
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Coat Colour and Pattern Testing
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