Curriculum Vitae of Steve Roman
- Born in 1943 in New
York City; now living in Costa Rica.
- B.S. in Chemistry, City University of New York,
ΦBK and magna cum
laude, 1963; M.A. in Organic Chemistry, Columbia University,
1964; Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry, Columbia University, 1967.
- Post-Doctoral Research at Harvard University (1967-1969) and the University
of Texas at Austin (1969).
- Author of 53 U.S. agricultural and animal health chemical patents.
- Author of DOSAGE: PEDIGREE AND PERFORMANCE published by the Russell
Meerdink Co., 2003.
- “Hands-on” in the horse industry for forty years as an owner, breeder
and early-stage trainer of performance and conformation show horses.
years in the Thoroughbred
racing business as an owner, consultant, writer and educator.
- Creator of the “Dosage Index”, a tool for classifying Thoroughbred
pedigrees according to aptitudinal type.
- Creator of Performance Figures (PFs), a superior alternative to
final time-based speed figures.
- Internationally recognized authority on the relationship between
Thoroughbred pedigree and racing performance.
- Advisor to Thoroughbred owners, breeders and trainers.
- Named by Daily Racing Form as one of the ten most influential
people in 20th
century Thoroughbred handicapping.
- Originator of the “FC System”, a methodology designed to detect
superior two-year-old runners early in their career and that has been successfully operating on
a private basis for over twenty-five years.