|February 1 is Deadline to Name Foals
of 2004; Released Names Published
The Jockey Club reminds
owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2004 must be
made by February 1, 2006, to avoid a $75 late fee. To assist owners and
breeders in selecting a desired name, The Jockey Club once again has published
on the Registry’s web site a list of 38,530 names released from
active use in late December.
A majority of the released names are those of horses over 10 years old
that have not raced or been bred during the preceding five years.
Owners and breeders are also encouraged to consult the Online Names Book
at any time to check the potential availability of Thoroughbred names.
The list of recently released names and the Online Names Book are accessible
through the Registry’s home page at http://www.registry.jockeyclub.com.
Both resources are updated daily as names are claimed so that users are
always looking at the most current information.
Interactive RegistrationTM (IR) is the quickest and easiest way to submit
name applications and is available at no charge through the Registry’s
web site. More than 19,000 owners and breeders utilize IR to complete
the requirements for foal registration and naming, with more than 500,000
transactions recorded since its launch in 1996. Those who name their Thoroughbreds
through IR receive their first choice selection approximately 75 percent
of the time.
Those preferring to submit their name applications by mail should do
so by Feb. 1, 2006, to The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington,