From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2015) -- The Jockey Club is projecting a 2016 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, it was announced today by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director.
The projections for the 2014 and 2015 foal crops were both 22,000.
“The projection for the 2016 foal crop is based on reports of mares bred received to date, and we estimate that approximately 80% of those reports have been received,” Iuliano said.
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.
The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2015 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.
Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2015 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.