The Jockey Club is projecting a 2004 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,200, a marginal increase over 2003 and an indication that the foal crop size has stabilized following the decline in 2002 due to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS).
Prospective foal insurance used to be about the new owner of a pregnant broodmare protecting his investment after the purchase. At this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale, insurance coverage became an incentive to buy the mare in the first place.
In releasing its projected figures for the 2002 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop, The Jockey Club estimates that 20 percent of mares in Kentucky lost their pregnancies due to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome last spring.
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