The Jockey Club To Introduce Digital Foal Certificates In 2018

by | 11.29.2017 | 9:38am

The Jockey Club reminds Thoroughbred breeders that digital foal certificates will be replacing hard copies of foal certificates beginning with the 2018 foal crop. The transition to digital foal certificates was first announced at the Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on August 14, 2016.

Breeders, as well as those who act as agents for breeders, who do not already have an Interactive Registration account should sign up for one at

“We encourage those who manage Certificates of Foal Registration to sign up for an Interactive Registration account between now and early 2018 if they have not already done so,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club. “The use of digital foal certificates will allow foal papers to be easily transferred between entities at the click of a button, and we are looking forward to implementing this much-needed change.”

“We applaud The Jockey Club for pursuing this digital initiative which, given the number of certificates we manage annually, will create operational efficiencies for Keeneland and greater convenience for horsemen worldwide,” said Bob Elliston, vice president of racing and sales for Keeneland Association.

More information about digital foal certificates will be made available in early 2018 before they are officially launched in the spring.

  • Ida Lee

    What a gorgeous photo !!! foal and momma….the baby is so adorable it looks like a stuffed toy….

  • Vivian Snow

    How secure will these papers be? Could you not end up with a pile of copies of them? Many people claiming ownership? Just curious.

    • Fred and Joan Booth

      We also wonder about those people who have limited or NO internet access as we had to experience for the first 15 years of our farms operation. We prefer a HARD copy of all important documents such as titles, birth certificates, etc.One buyer of our horses can only reach us through cell phone e-mail by stationing himself on top of a large hill! He lives in southeastern South Dakota.For years the only internet access available in our area was 5 megabytes per second cell phone based service or satellite service both of which were not affordable and slow! We called the telephone company EVERY day for 15 years when the fiber optics junction box went in 1/2 mile from our farm. Finally Verizon sold off the landlines to Frontier and after calling to Frontier everyday for several years we became the very first DSL farm customer in the area! We told them we would be glad to be the first and they have provided good service at 24 megabytes per second.Frontier had to replace almost everything in the system as we had telephone boxes that were greater than 35 years old dating back to U.S.West company days which company had long since been replaced and before them GTE.

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