The Jockey Club projects a 2024 North American foal crop of 18,000, some 500 fewer foals than the 2023 foal-crop estimate of 18,500.
The projection of the foal crop is made using the Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date by The Jockey Club for the 2023 breeding season. RMBs are due no later than Aug. 1 of each breeding season.
Stallion owners who have yet to return their RMBs for the 2023 breeding season are encouraged to do so by The Jockey Club 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 registry.jockeyclub.com.
The annual registered foal crop has increased just once in the last 17 years and is down from a peak of roughly 44,000 in 1990. As recently as 2008, the number of registered foals exceeded 35,000.
Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club's online fact book at jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp and in the online state fact books.