The Jockey Club is projecting a 2011 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 27,000, a decline of 10% from the estimate of 30,000 registered foals for 2010, it was announced today by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director.

The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date for the 2010 breeding season. RMBs are to be filed by Aug. 1 of each breeding season.
The 2011 foal crop is projected to be the smallest foal crop since 1973, when 26,811 foals were registered.
Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s Online Fact Book, accessible at jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp.