|Saturday, August 10, 2013||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|The Jockey Club Projects 2014 Foal Crop at 22,000, Announces Revisions to 2012 and 2013 Foal Crops|
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2014 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,000, it was announced today by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director.
The Jockey Club also announced downward revisions for the 2012 and 2013 foal crops to 23,500 and 23,000, respectively. The original projection for both the 2012 and 2013 foal crops was 24,700.
Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s Online Fact Book at jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp and in the state fact books at jockeyclub.com/statefactbook.asp.
The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2013 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.
“The revisions to the 2012 and 2013 foal crops are the result of receiving fewer reports after the August 1 reporting deadline of mares being bred,” said Iuliano.
The 22,000 foal crop projection for 2014 represents a decline of 4.3% from the revised projection of 23,000 foals for 2013.
Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2013 breeding season are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Interactive RegistrationTM, 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 registry.jockeyclub.com.
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