Jerome L. (Rommy) Faversham was raised and still lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). While in college, he co-authored research publications in the field of genetics at the nearby Salk Institute.
He received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1983. Following an internship in medicine and surgery, he completed Los Angeles-based residencies in all facets of body imaging and received specialty board certification in nuclear medicine in 1989.
In the early 1990’s, Rommy started exploring the fascinating world of Thoroughbred pedigree analysis. He has written dozens of feature articles for leading racing and breeding publications including Thoroughbred Times, Daily Racing Form and Owner•Breeder International.
Rommy is the co-author of the book Inbreeding to Superior Females (1999). Written in collaboration with his late mentor and well known racing columnist Leon Rasmussen, it details the impact of more than three centuries of female family inbreeding on the Thoroughbred. During the 1990s, Leon and Rommy enjoyed testing their theories while racing and breeding several stakes winners together on the Southern California circuit.
Rommy Faversham is also one of several contributors to the book, Racehorse Breeding Theories (2004). His latest work, Samuel Riddle, Walter Jeffords and the Dynasty of Man o’ War, was published during the second half of 2005.