The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 must be made by Feb. 1, 2010, to avoid a $75 late fee. As an aid in selecting a desired name, The Jockey Club once again has published, on the Registry’s website, a list of 40,263 names released from active use on December 23.

A majority of the released names are those of horses that will be over 10 years old on January 1 and that have not raced or been bred during the preceding five years. Names selected from the list for re-use are still subject to approval by The Jockey Club prior to use, pursuant to Rule 6 of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book.

Both resources are updated as names are claimed so that users are always looking at the most current information. The list of recently released names, the Online Names Book and the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book are accessible through the Registry’s homepage at registry.jockeyclub.com.

Owners who prefer to submit their name applications by mail should do so before Feb. 1, 2010, to The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503-2794.