|Saturday, August 21, 2010||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|The Jockey Club Projects 2011 Foal Crop at 27,000|
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2011 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 27,000, a decline of 10% from the estimate of 30,000 registered foals for 2010, it was announced today by Matt Iuliano, the organizationís executive vice president and executive director.
The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2010 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.
The 2011 foal crop is projected to be the smallest foal crop since 1973, when 26,811 foals were registered.
Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2010 breeding season should do so as soon as possible. Submission of RMBs can be accomplished quickly and easily through Interactive RegistrationTM (IR), the online service that enables registered users to perform virtually all registration-related activities over the Internet. IR is available at registry.jockeyclub.com.
Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Clubís Online Fact Book, accessible at jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp.
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 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, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.