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Irish Paddy

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Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 20:26 pm

The U.S. Jockey Club Board Members have been discussing the idea of limiting the number of mares a Northern America based stallion can cover in one season. They are talking about 140 mares maximum. If this goes through it would be applied in 2021.
They are worried about the gene pool being diminished. Apparently, size of the North American foal crop has diminished significantly, from 37,499 in 2007 to 20,500 estimated for 2020.
In 2007 9.5% of the mares were covered by stallions with books larger than 140. By 2019 that number had increased to a mare percentage of 27%.
The proposal is as follows:
Stallions entering stud service for the first time in 2020 would be exempt from the 140 limit through the 2023 season
Stallions that entered stud service in 2019 would be exempt through the 2022 season
Stallions that entered stud service in 2018 would be exempt through the 2021 season
Stallions that entered service in 2017 or prior would be subject to the 140 cap as of Jan. 1, 2021
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