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Jockey Club projects 2013 foal crop at 24,700, smallest since 1971

Estimates for 2010 and 2011 crops revised downward

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2012) — The Jockey Club is projecting a 2013 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 24,700, the same number that was projected for the 2012 crop one year ago, it was announced Saturday by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director.

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The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2012 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.

Like the 2012 foal crop projection, the 2013 is the smallest foal crop since 1971, when 24,301 foals were registered.

Foal crop projections for 2010 and 2011 have been revised downward by 1,500 foals for each year, Iuliano said.

“The rate of registered foals produced from the number of mares bred has not met historical rates for these two foal crops,” he said.

The projected foal crop for 2010 is now 28,500 and the estimate for 2011 is now 25,500.

Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2012 breeding season are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Submission of RMBs can be accomplished quickly and easily through Interactive RegistrationTM, the online service that enables registered users to perform virtually all registration-related activities over the Internet. Interactive Registration is available at http://registry.jockeyclub.com.

Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s Online Fact Book at http://jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp and in the state fact books at http://jockeyclub.com/statefactbook.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. More information is available at http://jockeyclub.com.