foal crops

The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?

The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game’s integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some strong words from the chairman of The Jockey Club. Plus, unless cooperation in the sport increases, the dwindling foal […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Declining Foal Crops Loom Large For Racing

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American foal crop of 21,500, down from 22,500 in 2017. That’s a year-to-year drop of 4.4 percent. It will be the smallest North American foal crop since 1966, according to the Jockey Club Fact Book (from which all of the following statistics are derived). Of greater concern […]

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The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It’s no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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Jockey Club Projects Slight Increase To 22,500 Foals For 2016

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2016 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, it was announced today by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director. The projections for the 2014 and 2015 foal crops were both 22,000. “The projection for the 2016 foal crop is based on reports of mares […]

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