Jockey Club predicts smaller 2024 foal crop
The Jockey Club is projecting a North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 18,000 in 2024. This represents 500 fewer foals than the 2023 foal crop estimate of 18,500. That’s a decline of approximately 2.7%.
The foal crop projection is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2023 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by August 1 of each breeding season.
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, which topped 40,000 in 1990 and 1991, remained above 30,000 through 2009 but has been on a steady decline since 2006.
Stallion owners who have not returned their RMBs for the 2023 breeding season are encouraged to do so 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 Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms.
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