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Monday, December 15, 2014Contact: Rhonda Norby (859) 224-2856
Equibase Now Providing Leaders Lists by Foal Crop

Ever wonder which horse was the greatest of its foal crop which horse earned the most money, won the most races, or had the most stakes wins among its foal crop?

The answers to these questions, plus easy access to much more data of this type, is now available with the introduction of leaders’ lists by foal crop in the Stats Central section on equibase.com.

“Comparing professional athletes by their draft year has always made for interesting water-cooler conversations and great debate on sports radio talk shows,” said Equibase Company President and COO Hank Zeitlin. “Michael Jordan, for instance, is considered one of if not the best basketball players ever, yet he was just the third pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Now, horse racing fans have the data to spark similar dialog about which horses were the best of their respective crops not only by wins and earnings, but by age, on dirt vs. turf, etc.”

Anyone visiting equibase.com to view the standings for horses by foal crop can sort the information by a variety of categories, including sex, age, surface and grade. The customized data set can then be sorted in ascending or descending order by column (1st, 2nd, 3rd, earnings, etc.).

Equibase’s North American racing leaders’ lists include every human and equine starter annually back to the year 2000. Viewing leaders by foal crop is available back to the 1998 foal crop.

The interactive “ranking” feature on individual horse profile pages introduced earlier this year was also enhanced with the ability to rank by foal crop.

Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through its website, mobile platform and mobile applications, Equibase offers a comprehensive array of free statistical information as well as premium handicapping products and reports in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry. More information is available at equibase.com.