Foal Crop Estimate Equivalent to 2007 Forecast

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2008 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, equivalent to the forecast for 2007 made at this time last year.

The foal crop projection is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2007 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.

Stallion owners and managers who have not yet submitted their RMBs for the 2007 breeding season should do so as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving their service certificates. Submission of RMBs can be done through Interactive RegistrationTM (IR), an online service that enables registered users to perform all registration-related activities over the Internet. IR is available at http://www.registry.jockeyclub.com

Foal registration is to be completed within 12 months of the birth. However, late registration is available for additional fees, making actual foal crop counts problematic before Dec. 31 of the crop’s 2-year-old year, the time by which the vast majority of the foal crop has been registered.

Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s Online Fact Book, accessible at http://www.jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp.

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