According to The Jockey Club’s recently released 2019 Breeding Statistics, Maryland ranked seventh among the top-10 states and provinces with the most mares covered in 2019, while showing a 5.8 percent decrease in the number of live foals produced in 2020 when compared to 2019.

With statistics compiled through Sept. 29, Maryland had 506 Maryland-sired live foals compared to 537 reported in 2019, reflecting the 5.8 percent decrease. Only three states showed a rise in numbers: Pennsylvania (up 50.4 percent), Oklahoma (up 18.3 percent) and New Mexico (up 2 percent). The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported so far is approximately 85-90 percent complete.

Maryland saw 804 mares covered by 31 stallions, with an average of 26 mares per stallion.

Maryland stallions with more than 20 live foals reported in 2020, based on The Jockey Club’s 2019 Breeding Statistics:
- Irish War Cry, Northview Stallion Station (54)
- Great Notion, Northview Stallion Station (53)
- Golden Lad, Northview Stallion Station (47)
- Madefromlucky, Northview Stallion Station (30)
- Imagining, Anchor and Hope Farm (29)
- Mosler, Country Life Farm (29)
- Long River, Anchor and Hope Farm (25)
- Friesan Fire, Country Life Farm (23)
- Holy Boss, Anchor and Hope Farm (23)

The Jockey Club reported that 1,552 stallions covered 31,198 mares in North America during 2019, resulting in 19,677 live foals of 2020 being reported to TJC on Live Foal Reports, a 3.4 percent decrease from last year’s 20,363 live foals.

To review the full TJC 2019 Breeding Statistics, click here

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