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Wednesday, November 29, 2017Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307
Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

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 on August 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

“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.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at Additional information is available at