The Jockey Club has released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2021 breeding season and Maryland is ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces, with 778 mares reported bred by 25 stallions. Maryland stallions averaged 31.1 mares per book.
The busiest stallions in Maryland were Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad with 77 and Uncle Lino (67), Anchor and Hope Farm’s Holy Boss (65), followed by Northview’s Hoppertunity (64) and Irish War Cry (56). Maryland’s leading sire, Northview’s 21-year-old Great Notion, covered 49 mares.
Based on RMBs received through Oct. 18, 2021, The Jockey Club reports that 1,016 stallions covered 27,829 mares in North America during 2021.
The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during the 2021 breeding season.
RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2021 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website.