September 18, 2014
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The Jockey Club Releases 2013 Breeding Statistics
The Jockey Club today reported that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2014. These breedings have resulted in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2014.
The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported so far is approximately 90 percent complete. The reporting of live foals of 2014 is down 1.4 percent from last year at this time when The Jockey Club had received reports for 22,001 live foals of 2013.
In addition to the 21,697 live foals of 2014 reported through Sept. 9, The Jockey Club had also received 2,692 No Foal Reports for the 2014 foaling season. Ultimately, the 2014 registered foal crop is projected to reach 22,000.
The number of stallions declined 6.8 percent from the 2,392 reported for 2012 at this time last year, while the number of mares bred decreased 3.3 percent from the 37,908 reported for 2012.
The 2013 breeding statistics are available alphabetically by stallion name through the Resources – Fact Book link on The Jockey Club homepage at jockeyclub.com.
The Jockey Club’s Executive Vice President and Executive Director Matt Iuliano noted that the breeding statistics do not represent live foals born in each state or province, but are a count of live foals by conception area, regardless of where the foals were born. He also stated that the statistics do not represent the final fertility record of any stallion or conception area.
Kentucky annually leads all states and provinces in terms of Thoroughbred breeding activity. Kentucky-based stallions accounted for 43.3 percent of the mares reported bred in North America in 2013 and 51.1 percent of the live foals reported for 2014.
The 15,857 mares reported bred to 258 Kentucky stallions in 2013 have produced 11,089 live foals, a 3.4 percent increase on the 10,726 Kentucky-sired live foals of 2013 reported at this time last year. The number of mares reported bred to Kentucky stallions in 2013 increased 1.8 percent compared to the 15,569 reported for 2012 at this time last year.
Among the 10 states and provinces with the most mares covered in 2013, half produced more live foals in 2014 than in 2013 as reported at this time last year: Kentucky, California, New York, New Mexico, and Texas. The following table shows the 10 states and provinces, ranked by number of state/province-sired live foals of 2014 reported through Sept. 9, 2014.
2013 Mares Bred
2013 Live Foals
2014 Live Foals
The statistics include 338 progeny of stallions standing in North America but foaled abroad, as reported by foreign stud book authorities at the time of publication. In this category, 91 live foals by North American stallions were reported from Republic of Korea, 71 from Saudi Arabia, 42 from Great Britain, 30 from Japan, and 28 from Ireland. Remaining countries on the list are Venezuela, 23; Philippines, 15; France, 9; India, 7; Turkey, 6; Russia, 4; Uruguay, 3; Argentina, 3; Qatar, 2; Jamaica, 2; Germany, 1; Barbados, 1.
The report also includes 73 mares bred to 13 stallions in North America on Southern Hemisphere time; the majority of these mares have not foaled.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred racing and breeding, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club 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, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.
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