Monday, August 20, 2007Contact: John Cooney
(859) 224-2714
37,500 foals to be registerd in US next year

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2008 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, equivalent to the forecast for the 2007 registered foal crop announced at this time last year.

The foal crop projection is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2007 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.

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.