Alan Porter has been professionally involved with Thoroughbreds for nearly 40 years. He has authored racing and breeding analyses for three decades, and has been planning matings for leading breeders throughout the world for over a quarter century, with matings resulting in Champions or classic winners in more than a dozen countries. After several years working on a stallion farm in England, Alan turned to journalism, joining Stud & Stable (later Pacemaker), 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 Florence, Oregon.
Over the years, Alan has written regular columns for Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Daily News, Pacemaker, The Australian Bloodhorse Review/Blue-Bloods, The Blood-Horse, BloodHorseNOW.com, Market-Watch, and The International Thoroughbred, 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. More recently Alan has, along with Byron, been a co-developer and part owner of TrueNicks, and part-owner of Performance Genetics.