The Jockey Club released their 2021 Breeding Statistics on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Maryland ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces, with 481 live foals by Maryland sires reported through Oct. 6.
The number represents an -8.2 percent decline from 2021, when 524 foals were reported. Among states in the top 10, four reported an increase in live foals: California (4 percent), Ontario (12 percent), Oklahoma (8.1 percent), and Indiana (20.3 percent). The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported so far is approximately 85-90 percent complete.
In 2021, 780 mares were bred to 26 Maryland stallions. Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad led the way among Maryland stallions, with 49 live foal reports from 77 mares covered.
The following Maryland stallions also reported 20 or more live foals in 2022:
-Hoppertunity, Northview Stallion Station (44)
-Holy Boss, Anchor & Hope Farm (41)
-Great Notion, Northview Stallion Station (39)
-Uncle Lino, Northview Stallion Station (39)
-Mosler, Country Life Farm (33)
-Irish War Cry, Northview Stallion Station (30)
-Divining Rod, Country Life Farm (28)
-Madefromlucky, Northview Stallion Station (28)
-Blofeld, Murmur Farm (20)
In total, the Jockey Club reported that 1,303 stallions covered 29,065 mares during 2021, a decline from the 1,447 stallions who covered 29,699 mares in 2020.
The full report can be viewed here.