11/10/2010 6:13PM

Three Chimneys retains McLean as pedigree consultant


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Three Chimneys Farm has retained Ken McLean as its pedigree consultant following the departure of Anne Peters, who has gone out on her own.

McLean got his start in 1985 as matings adviser for Overbrook Farm when the late W.T. Young was building his broodmare band. He also has served as matings consultant for the late Sheikh Maktoum al-Maktoum's Gainsborough Farm operations.

“My approach to matings and pedigree analysis is unique in that I focus on key genetic patterns to pair one horse's strengths with another's weaknesses," McLean said. "Anne Peters has given Three Chimneys and its clients an excellent foundation for matings advice and pedigree analysis. I hope my fresh perspective will enhance what the farm can offer customers in the way of guidance."

Peters continues to serve as an adviser to the farm, according to Three Chimneys's Wednesday announcement.