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February 1 is deadline to name foals of 2013

January 29, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by February 1, 2015, to avoid a $100 late fee.

In December, The Jockey Club published a list of more than 46,000 names released from active use. This list is sortable by letter and available on and to help customers with name selections for claiming and reserving names. A majority of the released names are from horses more than 10 years old that have not raced or been used for breeding during the preceding five years. Names selected from the list for re-use are subject to approval by The Jockey Club.

Names selections can be submitted to The Jockey Club from the registry website or can be submitted via iOS and Android mobile applications. The Naming Application is available for download free of charge and provides a fast and convenient way to reserve, change, or claim a name.

“You never know when a great name will come to you – whether you are sitting at your computer or in the field with your smartphone – and our online and mobile resources enable you to reserve or claim a name wherever you are,” said Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club’s executive vice president and executive director. “The Jockey Club’s recently released names list and Online Names Book give you suggestions on names and let you immediately know if they are in use.”

The list of recently released names and the Online Names Book are updated daily as names are claimed.

Interactive Registration™ is the most efficient means to submit name applications to the Registry. Name applications submitted through Interactive Registration are preliminarily screened to eliminate direct matches with names unavailable for use. Owners who name their Thoroughbreds through Interactive Registration receive their first choice approximately 75 percent of the time. More than 1.5 million Interactive Registration transactions have been recorded since its launch in 1996.