The Jockey Club reminds Thoroughbred breeders that digital foal certificates will be replacing hard copies of foal certificates beginning with the 2018 foal crop. The transition to digital foal certificates was first announced at the Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 14, 2016.
Breeders, as well as those who act as agents for breeders, who do not already have an Interactive Registration account should sign up for one at registry.jockeyclub.com.
"We encourage those who manage Certificates of Foal Registration to sign up for an interactive registration account between now and early 2018 if they have not already done so," said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club. "The use of digital foal certificates will allow foal papers to be easily transferred between entities at the click of a button, and we are looking forward to implementing this much-needed change."
"We applaud The Jockey Club for pursuing this digital initiative which, given the number of certificates we manage annually, will create operational efficiencies for Keeneland and greater convenience for horsemen worldwide," said Bob Elliston, vice president of racing and sales for Keeneland Association.
More information about digital foal certificates will be made available in early 2018 before they are officially launched in the spring.