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Tuesday, November 27, 2018Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307
The Jockey Club Reminds Foal Certificate Managers to Sign Up for Interactive Registration Accounts

As the end of the year approaches, The Jockey Club reminds owners, breeders, and agents who handle foal certificates that an Interactive Registration (IR) account is required for those who manage and transfer digital foal certificates. Starting with the 2018 foal crop, The Jockey Club Registry transitioned from hardcopies of foal certificates to digital copies.

Individuals can create their IR accounts at

Through the use of digital certificates, users experience a host of benefits:

  • Users can access digital certificates any time on computers and mobile devices.
  • Owners and agents do not have to worry about losing or damaging certificates.
  • Operations are streamlined, whether in the racing office, on the sales grounds, while transporting horses internationally, or when executing private transactions.
The registry expects that additional enhancements will be introduced in the future as various local and national racing entities incorporate their authentications to the certificate.

“Our online Interactive Registration service enables digital foal certificates to be managed and transferred to other entities in an easy and efficient manner,” said Rick Bailey, registrar of The Jockey Club. “We emphasize that everyone who handles digital foal certificates must sign up for an Interactive Registration account as soon as possible if he or she has not already done so.”

IR can also be used to perform nearly all registry-related activities. The Jockey Club also reminds owners that the deadline for registering yearlings and 2-year-olds is December 31, 2018.

Anyone with questions about signing up for an IR account or digital foal certificates should contact The Jockey Club Registration Services at or (859) 224-2700.

The transition to digital foal certificates was first announced at the Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on August 14, 2016.

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