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Sunday, August 11, 2019Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307
The Jockey Club Projects Foal Crop of 20,500 in 2020

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2020 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 20,500.

The Jockey Club also announced a revision to the 2019 foal crop from 21,500 to 20,800. This adjustment is based on the number of Live Foal Reports received to date for the 2019 foaling year.

The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2019 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.

“We estimate that approximately 80% of reports of mares bred, which the foal crop estimate is based on, have been received,” said Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club’s executive vice president and executive director.

Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s online fact book at and in the online state fact books.

Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2019 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 and is available at

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