’19 Foal Crop Estimate in Line With ’18

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The Jockey Club’s estimated 2019 Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500 is identical to what was projected for 2018, it was announced Saturday. The 2018 projection represented a decrease from 22,500 in 2017. The foal crop projection is computed using the reports of mares bred, which is due Aug. 1 of each year. “We estimate that approximately 85% 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. Stallion owners who have not yet submitted their RMBs for the 2018 season are encouraged by The Jockey Club to submit them as soon as possible. RMBs can be submitted electronically at registry.jockeyclub.com. Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club fact book.

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