Anne M. Eberhardt

2015 North American Foal Crop to Hold Steady

The Jockey Club estimates there will be 22,000 foals next year, same as in 2014.

The Jockey Club is projecting that the 2015 North American-registered Thoroughbred foal crop will remain steady at 22,000, it was announced Aug. 9.

The projections for the 2013 and 2014 foal crops were 23,000 and 22,000, respectively.

"The projection for the 2015 foal crop is based on reports of mares bred received to date, and we estimate that approximately 80% of those reports have been received," said Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club's executive vice president and executive director, in a statement released by the organization.

Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club's Online Fact Book at, and in the online state fact books.

The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred received to date for the 2014 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.

Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2014 breeding season are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Interactive RegistrationTM, which enables registered users to perform virtually all registration-related activities over the Internet, is the most efficient means of submitting RMBs. It is available at