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Thursday, January 24, 2013Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
February 1 is Deadline to Name Foals of 2011

The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2011 must be made by Feb. 1, 2013, to avoid a $100 late fee.

As an aid in selecting a desired name, in December The Jockey Club published a list of approximately 46,000 names released from active use. A majority of the released names are from horses more than 10 years old that have not raced or been used for breeding during the preceding five years. Names selected from the list for re-use are subject to approval by The Jockey Club.

Names selections can be submitted to The Jockey Club from the registry website or can be submitted via mobile applications developed for the popular iOS and Android platforms. The Naming Application is available for download free of charge and provides customers with a fast and convenient means to reserve, change, or claim a name for their Thoroughbred.

“The Jockey Club’s online and mobile resources offer owners and breeders an efficient, convenient method to research and decide on names for their Thoroughbreds,” said Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club’s executive vice president and executive director. “The list of recently released names can be reviewed for suggestions and the Online Names Book is an invaluable tool to compare potential choices to currently in-use names.”

The list of recently released names and the Online Names Book are updated daily as names are claimed. Please visit the Registry’s homepage at or Registry mobile at for more information.

Interactive RegistrationTM is the most efficient means to submit name applications to the Registry. Name applications submitted through Interactive Registration are preliminarily screened to eliminate direct matches with names unavailable for use. Owners who name their Thoroughbreds through Interactive Registration receive their first choice approximately 75 percent of the time. More than 1.3 million Interactive Registration transactions have been recorded since its launch in 1996.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred racing and breeding, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms, among others. Additional information is available at