|Saturday, January 01, 2005||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|February 1 is Deadline to Name Foals of 2003; Released Names Published|
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2003 must be made by Feb. 1, 2005 to avoid a $75 late fee. To assist owners and breeders in selecting a desired name, The Jockey Club once again has published on the Registry’s web site a list of 38,161 names released from active use in late December.
A majority of the released names are those of horses over 10 years old that have not raced or been bred during the preceding five years.
Owners and breeders are also encouraged to consult the Online Names Book at any time to check the potential availability of Thoroughbred names.
The list of recently released names and the Online Names Book are accessible through the Registry’s home page at http://www.registry.jockeyclub.com. Both resources are updated daily as names are claimed so that users are always looking at the most current information.
Interactive RegistrationTM (IR) is the quickest and easiest way to submit name applications and is available at no charge through the Registry’s web site. More than 18,000 owners and breeders utilize IR to complete the requirements for foal registration and naming. Those who name their Thoroughbreds through IR receive their first choice selection approximately 75 percent of the time.
Those preferring to submit their name applications by mail should do so by Feb. 1, 2005 to The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503-2794.