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Avalyn Hunter

Avalyn Hunter (born 1961) is an American Thoroughbred pedigree analyst and the author of three books on the subject. Ms. Hunter graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA degree in psychology and obtained her MA degree in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

A former United States Air Force officer, MS Hunter has worked as a mental health professional since 1993. She has written the following books:

  • American Classic Pedigrees (1914–2002): A Decade-By Decade Review of Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Winners plus Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks (2003) Eclipse Press ISBN 978-1581500950

In their review, About, Inc., part of The New York Times Company, called American Classic Pedigrees (1914–2002) a "masterpiece of research."

Avalyn Hunter lives in Florida with her husband and two children.



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