Live Foals in North America Decrease in 2021 to About 19,200

Breedings in 2020 have resulted in 19,021 live foals of 2021 thus far being reported to The Jockey Club (TJC) on Live Foal Reports, according to the annual Report of Mares Bred (RMB), which was released Friday by TJC. The number of live foals reported to date is expected to be 85-90% complete. The reporting of live foals of 2021 is down 3.3% from last year at this time when TJC had received reports for 19,677 live foals of 2020. TJC also received 2,195 No Foal Reports for the 2021...

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Jockey Club Projects Foal Crop of 19,200 in 2021

The Jockey Club is estimating that the 2021 North American Foal crop will be 19,200, which would mark the first time since 1965 that the number has been below 20,000. The Jockey Club released the projections Wednesday, some three weeks later than normal. The delay was to allow farms that have been affected by the coronavirus more time to submit their reports of mares bred. The North American foal crop hit an all-time high in 1986 when 51,296 horses were born. By 2006, it was down to 38,104 and with...

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Reports of Mares Bred Due at The Jockey Club by August 1

The Jockey Club issued a press release Tuesday reminding stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2020 breeding season by Aug. 1. "To ensure that the breeding statistics we release in the fall are as accurate as possible, we request that RMBs be submitted by August 1," said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club. "In addition to the utility of covering information in mare produce records and catalog-style pedigrees available through equineline, the number of mares reported bred each...

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