According to The Jockey Club’s recently released 2020 Breeding Statistics, Maryland ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces with the most mares covered by Maryland stallions in 2020, while showing a 3.6 percent increase in the number of live foals by those stallions in 2021 when compared to 2020.
With statistics compiled through Oct. 4, Maryland had 524 Maryland-sired live foals compared to 506 report in 2020. Only two other states/provinces showed a rise in numbers: New Mexico (up 4.2 percent) and Ontario (up 2.6 percent). The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported so far is approximately 85-90 percent complete.
Maryland saw 832 mares covered by 32 mares, with an average of 26 mares per stallion. The average book size was the second highest in the nation, behind only Kentucky.
Maryland stallions with more than 20 live foals reported in 2021, based on The Jockey Club’s 2020 Breeding Statistics:
- Golden Lad, Northview Stallion Station (65)
- Irish War Cry, Northview Stallion Station (52)
- Great Notion, Northview Stallion Station (40)
- Madefromlucky, Northview Stallion Station (36)
- Bourbon Courage, Anchor & Hope Farm (35)
- Force the Pass, Anchor & Hope Farm (33)
- Divining Rod, Country Life Farm (31)
- Blofeld, Murmur Farm (24)
- Long River, Anchor & Hope Farm (22)
- Imagining, Anchor & Hope Farm (20)
- Friesan Fire, Country Life Farm (20)
The Jockey Club reported that 1,447 stallions covered 29,699 mares in North America during 2020, resulting in 19,021 live foals of 2021 being reported to TJC on Live Foal Reports, a 3.3 percent decrease from last year’s 19,677.
To view the full TJC 2020 Breeding Statistics, click here