Foal numbers likely to remain the same in North America next year
The Jockey Club estimates a registered foal crop of 21,500
The Jockey Club of North America is projecting a 2019 registered thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500, the same figure as this year's projection, which was announced in August of 2017.
The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2018 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.
"We estimate that approximately 85 per cent of Reports of Mares Bred, which the foal crop estimate is based on, have been received," said the governing body's executive vice president and executive director Matt Iuliano.
Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club's online fact book and in the online state fact books.
Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2018 breeding season are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
Interactive registration, which enables registered users to perform virtually all registration-related activities over the internet, is the most efficient means of submitting RMBs.
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