2007 Foal Crop Estimate Shows Slight Increase

(edited The Jockey Club release)
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, an increase of 0.5% over last year's registered foal crop estimate.

The 2006 foal crop estimate, announced at this time last year, was 37,300.

The foal crop projection is computed by using "Reports of Mares Bred" (RMBs) received to date for the 2006 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 2006 breeding season should do so as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving their service certificates. Submission of RMBs can be accomplished quickly and easily through interactive registration, the online service that enables registered users to perform virtually 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 of the foal. 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.