08/13/2011 2:36PM

Jockey Club seeing smallest foal crop since 1971


The Jockey Club is projecting a 2012 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 24,700, the smallest since 1971 and a decline of 8.5 percent from the estimate of 27,000 registered foals for 2011. The organization made the announcement Saturday based on reports of mares bred received to that point for the 2011 breeding season.

Additional foal crop information is available in The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com/factbook.asp and in the state fact books at jockeyclub.com/statefactbook.asp.