The Jockey Club has released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2020 breeding season and Maryland is ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces, with 806 mares reported bred to 29 stallions. Maryland stallions averaged 27.8 mares per book.
The busiest stallions in Maryland were Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad with 103, Irish War Cry (76) and Madefromlucky (66), and Wasabi Ventures’ first-year stallion Force the Pass (57), standing at Anchor and Hope Farm. Maryland’s leading sire, Northview Stallion Station’s Great Notion, covered 55 mares.
Based on RMBs received through Oct. 18, The Jockey Club reports that 1,067 stallions covered 27,970 mares in North America during 2020. The number of stallions declined 5.9 percent from the 1,134 reported at this time in 2019, and the number of mares bred decreased 4.3 percent from the 29,218 reported last year.
The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during the 2020 breeding season.
RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2020 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website.