The Jockey Club has released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2019 breeding season and Maryland is ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces, with 780 mares reported bred to 31 stallions. The average book of 25.2 mares per Maryland stallion is second only to Kentucky (with 77.8).
The busiest stallions in Maryland were Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad with 89, first-year stallion Irish War Cry (83), Maryland’s leading sire Great Notion (76) and Madefromlucky (58), and Anchor and Hope Farm’s Imagining with 48.
Based on RMBs received through Oct. 16, The Jockey Club reports that in North America 1,134 stallions covered 29,218 mares in North America during 2019. The number of stallions declined 6.6 percent from the 1,214 reported at this time in 2018, and the number of mares bred decreased 3.5 percent from the 30,274 reported last year.
The Jockey Club estimates that an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during the 2019 season.
RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2019 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com. Read more