Anne M. Eberhardt

Jockey Club Forecasts Dip in 2014 Foal Crop

Decline of 4.3% expected for coming year; estimates for 2012-13 revised downward.

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2014 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,000, it was announced Aug. 10 by Matt Iuliano, the organization's executive vice president and executive director.

The Jockey Club also announced downward revisions for the 2012 and 2013 foal crops to 23,500 and 23,000, respectively. The original projection for both the 2012 and 2013 foal crops was 24,700.

The foal crop projection for 2014 represents a decline of 4.3% from the revised projection for 2013.

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

The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2013 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.

"The revisions to the 2012 and 2013 foal crops are the result of receiving fewer reports after the August 1 reporting deadline of mares being bred," said Iuliano.

Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2013 breeding season are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, The Jockey Club said in a release. Interactive registration, which enables registered users to perform virtually all registration-related activities over the Internet, is the most efficient means of submitting RMBs and is available at, according to the organization.