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FACT BOOK 2020

WEATHERBYS GSB


Contents British (GB) Section

Irish (IRE) Section (incl. N. Ireland)

Broodmares: ................................................... Page 3

Broodmares: .................................................Page 27

• Active Broodmares 2017 - 2020

• Active Broodmares 2017 - 2020

• Broodmare Classification

• Broodmare Classification

• Initial Broodmare Registrations 2017 - 2020

• Initial Broodmare Registrations 2017 - 2020

• Retired/Deceased

• Retired/Deceased

• Gestation Ranges - 2020 produce

• Gestation Ranges - 2020 produce

• Age Profile of Broodmares

• Age Profile of Broodmares

• Live Produce per Active Broodmare

• Live Produce per Active Broodmare

• Country of Birth

• Country of Birth

• Permanent Exports

• Permanent Exports

Stallions: ........................................................... Page 9

Stallions: .........................................................Page 33

• Registered Stallions

• Registered Stallions

• Standing Purpose

• Standing Purpose

• 1st Season Sires

• 1st Season Sires

• 2nd Season Sires

• 2nd Season Sires

• Established Sires

• Established Sires

• GB Domiciled Mares Visiting Stallions

• IRE Domiciled Mares Visiting Stallions

• Country of Birth

• Country of Birth

• Mares Covered per Stallion

• Mares Covered per Stallion

• Coverings per Week - 2020

• Coverings per Week - 2020

• Age Profile of Stallions

• Age Profile of Stallions

Foals: .................................................................Page 15

Foals: ................................................................Page 39

• Foals Born 2017 - 2020

• Foals Born 2017 - 2020

• Foaling Dates and Intended Career

• Foaling Dates and Intended Career

• Intended Career Statistics 2017 - 2020

• Intended Career Statistics 2017 - 2020

• Foal Crop incl. Late Returns 2017 - 2020

• Foal Crop incl. Late Returns 2017 - 2020

• Foal Colours

• Foal Colours

• Historical Foal Crops

• Historical Foal Crops

General: ............................................................Page 21

General: ...........................................................Page 45

• Permanent Exports of GB Bred Horses

• Permanent Exports of IRE Bred Horses

• Permanent Imports into GB

• Permanent Imports into IRE

• Breeders by County

• Breeders by County

• Number of GB Broodmares Owned per

• Number of IRE Broodmares Owned per

Breeder

Breeder


Broodmares - British

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Active Broodmares 2017 - 2020 / Broodmare Classification GB ACTIVE BROODMARES 2017 - 2020 10000

8,945

9,070 8,571

8,297

8000

No. of Broodmares

The chart shows all registered broodmares, in known ownership, that have either produced a foal, been covered and/or for which a result has been received in the last two breeding seasons. These figures exclude those which are known to have been retired, died or permanently exported.

6000

4000

2000

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

GB BROODMARES CLASSIFICATION (AS INDICATED BY FOAL INTENDED CAREER TYPE)

5 (0.1%)

Assessing the types of broodmares actively breeding in Great Britain has been achieved by using the foal career information provided in 2020 (for foals out of GB domiciled mares) and applying relative percentages across the total broodmare population.

755 (9.0%) 1,166 (14.1%) 6,371 (76.8%)

N.B: This can only be an estimate as mares are not classified as part of the broodmare registration process.

Flat

Jump

Dual

Other/Unclassified

4


Initial Broodmare Registrations 2017 - 2020 / Retired/Deceased GB INITIAL BROODMARE REGISTRATIONS 2017 - 2020 1500

Each year, new fillies enter the breeding population and this is reflected in the number of Initial Broodmare registrations processed.

1,254

No. of Broodmares

1250

1,229

1,188

1,116

1000

750

500

250

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

GB RETIRED/DECEASED

600

569

598

580

553

No. of Broodmares

500

400

300

200

100

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

5

Retirement and death naturally impact the broodmare population each year.


Gestation Ranges - 2020 Produce / Age Profile of Broodmares GB GESTATION RANGES 2020 PRODUCE 1200

21.68%

No. of Broodmares

1000

18.82% 16.49%

800

12.94% 600

10.06% 7.47%

400

0.04% 0

3.49%

4.14%

200

311 315

0.47%

1.67%

1.41%

316 320

321 325

326 330

331 335

336 340

341 345

346 350

351 355

356 360

361 365

366 370

0.69%

0.35%

0.16%

0.12%

371 375

376 380

381 385

386 390

0.02% 391 395

Gestation Range (Days)

Broodmares can vary greatly in the length of time they carry their foal. This graph reflects the spread of the gestation dates of British domiciled broodmares based on reported 2019 coverings for 2020 foals. From the standard 11 month (330-350 days) gestation period, Thoroughbred mares carried successfully for a range of between 10 to over 13 months. AGE PROFILE OF BROODMARES 900

829

800

756 708

731

No. of Broodmares

700

655

665

600

600

527 467

500

429

375

400

358 301

300

264 181

200 100 0

141

112

80

46 4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14 15 Age

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

42 23

18

12

24

25+

In 2020, British mares aged from 4 to over 25 years of age formed the breeding population. Of the active broodmare population, 70% were aged 5 – 13 years (72% in 2019).

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Live Produce per Active Broodmare / Country of Birth LIVE PRODUCE PER ACTIVE BROODMARE (AS AT END OF 2020) 1600 1,412 1400

1,337 1,197

No. of Broodmares

1200

963

1000

802 800

634

600

459 308

400

201 115

200 0

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

68 11

32

20

4

9

12

13

14

15+

No. of live Foals

The number of live foals produced by a broodmare over her career can vary significantly. This graph shows the number of live produce per broodmare currently breeding in Great Britain. Only 15% (13% in 2019) of the current population has produced more than 6 live foals.

COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF GB BASED BROODMARES Country of Birth

No. of Broodmares

Country of Birth

No. of Broodmares

Great Britain

4,480

Canada

4

Ireland

2,702

USA France

Italy

3

516

New Zealand

3

411

Chile

2

Greece

2

Germany

103

Australia

20

Spain

2

16

Denmark

1

South Africa

13

Poland

1

Argentina

10

United Arab Emirates

1

Japan

Brazil

Total

7

8,297

Of the British broodmare population, 54% (54% in 2019) were foaled in Great Britain. The chart shows the origins of the total current population

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Permanent Exports PERMANENT EXPORTS Country

2017

2018

France

116

127

2019 2020 143

59

Country Italy

Japan

21

38

28

33

South Africa

Bahrain

8

9

15

27

Belgium

Australia

32

32

29

21

New Zealand

2017

2018

9

13

2019 2020 19

2

2

1

2

1

1

1 7

Turkey

6

8

31

17

Chile

2

USA

28

31

22

14

Cyprus

5

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

17

17

21

11

Denmark

3

4

2

Qatar

15

9

16

11

Libya

2

1

1

India

36

28

24

10

Morocco

2

7

4

6

Norway

9

6

Poland

5

6

Spain

6

United Arab Emirates

6

Total

Argentina Germany

5 11

14

Hungary Pakistan

11

8

Sweden

11

7

4

1

3 2 5

6

9

2

12

2

342

386

391

239

France remains the top importer of British broodmares, with Japan importing the second largest number of broodmares from GB in 2020; the 2020 figure will increase as export applications are frequently received in the following year. (Movement of mares between Great Britain and Ireland is not recorded as such movements are within the General Stud Book area).

GB BROODMARE PRODUCTION SUMMARY Number of GB mares at stud

8,297

Total number of known 2019 coverings of GB mares

7,030

Total number of GB born foals

4,470

Number of foals born in GB and abroad from GB domiciled mares

4,827

Number of GB foals born to GB domiciled mares

3,987

Number of foals born in GB to mares domiciled outside GB

483

In preparation for covering, many Thoroughbred broodmares travel, before foaling, to the stud where the stallion of choice resides – this can often be in another country. This therefore masks the full productivity of British mares, as foals out of those mares would not be born in Great Britain. This table shows the total number of foals produced by British domiciled mares, as well as the number of GB born foals out of non-GB domiciled mares.

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Stallions - British

9


Registered Stallions / Standing Purpose GB STALLIONS REGISTERED FOR COVERINGS *AS AT 31/12/20

200

This graph shows all stallions registered for coverings standing in Great Britain.

159

*N.B: The 2020 figure will increase as stallion notifications are frequently received in the following year and the figures here are as at 31/12/20.

152

152

No. of Stallions

150

138*

100

50

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

GB STALLIONS STANDING PURPOSE

90 79

80 74

No. of Stallions

70

2017 2018 2019 2020

77

64

60

56

50

54

47 42 37

40 30 20

11

9

10 0

17

13

9

10

2 Flat

Dual Unclassified Standing Purpose

N.H

The percentage of stallions standing for Flat racing purposes has increased from 40% of stallions in 2017 to 56% of stallions in 2020. We expect further stallion registrations for 2020 as noted above.

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1st Season Sires / 2nd Season Sires / Established Sires GB 1ST SEASON SIRES

The proportion of first season sires to established sires in the stallion population has remained fairly constant over the last four years.

25 21

21 20 17

*N.B: The 2020 figure will increase as stallion notifications are frequently received in the following year and the figures here are as at 31/12/20.

No. of Stallions

15* 15

10

5

0

2017

2018

2019

GB 2ND SEASON SIRES

2020

Year 25

20

No. of Stallions

16 15

15

15*

14

10

GB ESTABLISHED SIRES 5 130 126 125

0

2018

2019

2020

Year

120 No. of Stallions

2017

117

116

115

110

108*

Established sires, i.e. those in their 3rd covering season or more, account for 78% (75% in 2019) of the British based stallion population.

105

100

95

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

*as at 31/12/20 11


GB Domiciled Mares Visiting Stallions MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2017

These charts show the percentages of mares visiting stallions in their first covering season, second covering season and established stallions.

1,060 (11.9%) 1,075 (12%)

4,787 (53.5%)

N.B: Not covered includes mares where no result has been made available.

2,023 (22.6%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2018 718 (7.9%)

First Season Sire Second Season Sire Established Sire Mare not covered

1,262 (13.9%)

5,014 (55.3%) 2,076 (22.9%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2019 773 (9%) 1,214 (14.2%)

4,584 (53.5%) 2,000 (23.3%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2020 837 (10.1%)

The proportion of mare owners sending their mares to established sires has increased by 6% and the proportion of the broodmare population that were not covered has decreased by 4% since last year.

867 (10.5%) 1,645 (19.8%)

12

4,948 (59.6%)


Great Britain

Germany

Ireland

Australia

USA

Italy

France

Country of Birth / Mares Covered per Stallion COUNTRY OF BIRTH - GB BASED STALLIONS 2020 1 (0.7%) 3 (2.2%)

Stallions standing in Great Britain originate from throughout the world. Of the stallions standing in Great Britain over three quarters are British or Irish bred.

1 (0.7%)

6 (4.3%)

11 (8%)

65 (47.1%) 51 (37%)

Great Britain

Germany

Ireland

Australia

USA

Italy

France

MARES COVERED PER GB STALLION No. Mares Covered Coverings not returned

2017

2018

10

7

2019 2020 8

20

0

4

3

7

2

1-5

36

41

36

25

6-10

17

13

14

9

11-20

14

14

14

14

21-30

13

12

7

10

31-40

5

8

8

11

41-50

9

3

5

9

51-60

7

11

8

3

61-70

5

4

7

5

71-80

4

4

3

3

81-90

5

2

8

2

91-100

4

4

5

6

101 - 150

21

22

17

15

151 - 200

4

4

4

4

201 - 250 Total

1

0

1

0

159

152

152

138

13

This table reviews the trends in stallion book size over the last four breeding seasons. The proportion of stallions covering books of over a hundred mares has remained constant since 2019, with an average of 14% of stallions covering over 100 mares in 2019 and 2020.


Coverings per Week - 2020 / Age Profile of Stallions GB COVERINGS PER WEEK 2020 600 No. of Broodmares

520 485 479 485 452

500 415 390

400

365

474

462

431 376

389

372

300

261 222

200

174 128

100 2

0

67 41

28

5

6

7

8

30 16 11

6 4

1 2

0 0 6

3

2 1

2 0 1

0 0

1

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 Week

This shows the 2020 covering season and the range, in weeks, from late January during which mares were covered. Most coverings occurred between weeks 7 and 22 (February to mid June). Some mares have been covered for Southern Hemisphere foalings, which explains the later covering dates. This data refers to the last covering date for each mare. AGE PROFILE OF STALLIONS - 2020 20 18

18 16

No. of Stallions

14 12

12 10

9

9 8

8

8

8

6

8

5

5

4

7

7

7

4

3

4 2 0

5 3

3

22

23

3

1

1

0 3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

24

Age

The age range of British based stallions has a wide span, from 3 years to more than 25 years, with 25% of stallions aged over 15 years old.

14

25+


Foals - British

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Foals Born 2017 - 2020 GB FOALS BORN 2017 - 2020 *AS AT 31/12

Fillies 5000

4,778*

4,826*

Colts

4,748* 4,470*

No. of Foals

4000

2,375

2,439

2,326

2,258

2,403

2,387

2,422

2,212

3000

2000

1000

0

2017

2018

2019 Year

The foal crop for 2020 has decreased by 6% from last year.

16

2020


Foaling Dates and Intended Career The foaling dates for the 2020 foal crop in Great Britain are presented by month of foaling, combined with their intended future career. This demonstrates that 87% of Flat bred foals are born between February and April, compared to foals bred for Jump racing, where 82% are born between March and May. GB FOALING DATES AND INTENDED CAREER 35

Flat Jump

1

30

93 135

Percentage of Foals Born

25

Dual

1

Other/Unclassified

144

202

56 60

20

15

1,010 1,101

1

855

113

10

183

11 9 5

218

205

16 3 41

3 4

1 1 2

1

0 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May Month

17

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep


Intended Career Statistics 2017 - 2020 INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2017

Flat

Jump

Dual

Other/Unclassified

52 (1%) 478 (10%) 627 (13%)

3,621 (76%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2018 20 (0.4%) 469 (9.6%) 634 (13%)

3,703 (77%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2019 9 (0.2%) 454 (9.8%) 671 (14%)

3,614 (76%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2020 3 (0.1%) 438 (9.9%) 635 (14%)

3,394 (76%)

This data is taken from the foal registration applications, which are completed by the breeder, for foals born in Great Britain. The percentage of foals bred for flat racing, jump racing and a dual racing career have remained fairly constant over the last 4 years. 18


Foal Crop incl. Late Returns 2017 - 2020 / Foal Colours GB FOAL CROP INCL. LATE RETURNS 2017 - 2020 *AS AT 31/12/20

4,868*

5000

Young stock registered outside their year of foaling are termed “late returns”. When these figures are added into the relevant year, a more complete total is achieved for that year’s foal crop. Therefore, more progeny may be registered in the future for any foaling year and hence the figures shown here may be subject to further adjustment.

4,859*

4,802* 4,470*

No. of Foals

4000

3000

2000

1000

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

GB FOAL COLOURS 2020 CROP 80

76%

The range of colours for Thoroughbred foals confirms that bay is the most prevalent colour. Of these reported foal coat colours, subsequent changes may be received when the horse matures. For example, a brown foal may mature to grey if the sire and/or dam is grey. When advised of a colour change, the information is updated in the passport and on the database.

70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 17%

20 10 0

3% Bay

Chesnut Brown

3% Grey

0.5%

0.5%

Black

Other

Colours

19


Historical Foal Crops

GB FOAL CROP 2001-2020

6000 5,429 4,971

No. of Foals

5000

5,515

5,839 5,920

5,726 5,485

5,595

5,154 4,665 4,635

4,366 4,420 4,328

4,569 4,663

4,778 4,826 4,748 4,470

4000

3000

2000

1000

0

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011

2012

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

2018 2019 2020

Year

Following an increase in the number of foals born in Great Britain since 2014, the number of foals registered in 2019 fell by by 2% and has decreased by another 6% in 2020. These figures are as at the 31st December.

20


General - British

21


Permanent Exports of GB Bred Horses This table shows the 51 countries (52 in 2019) to which horses bred in Great Britain have been permanently exported over the last 4 years (i.e. for a period longer than 9 months). Movement of horses between Great Britain and Ireland is not recorded as such movements remain within the General Stud Book. The 2020 figure will increase as export applications are frequently received in the following year. PERMANENT EXPORTS OF GB BRED HORSES Country France Italy United Arab Emirates Germany USA Australia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Bahrain Qatar Sweden Spain Japan Hong Kong Turkey Hungary Denmark Belgium Netherlands Greece India Argentina Czech Republic Morocco Bulgaria Pakistan Poland South Africa Kazakhstan New Zealand Norway Switzerland Austria Cyprus Macau Russia Singapore Slovakia Barbados Brazil Chile China Kuwait Libya Lithuania Malaysia Oman Peru Portugal Rumania Serbia Ukraine Total

2017 Colt 90 83 31 24 13 13 7 3 15 13 28 11 7 3 5 3 13 2 6

4 1 1 3

2018

Filly Gelding Total 320 84 21 45 63 20 19 8 8 19 41 14

97 24 73 32 35 17 18 12 14 4 9 18

5 8 7 3 3 25 13 9 3 2 3 5 2

1 2 9 4 30

3 1 1

7 4 1

1

3

6 4

6 1 1 1

1 1 2

2

8

1 1

507 191 125 101 111 50 44 23 37 36 78 25 25 5 12 14 12 10 68 15 18 3 3 3 10 2 1 8 7 1 10 4 6 9 1 1

3 1 4 1 1

2

5 3 6 1 3

1 3

1

3 4

Colt 105 82 26 26 26 16 6 5 10 20 16 10 7 1 1 1 1 9 2 5 1 5 2 4 1 1

5 1 2

2

1 1

2019

Filly Gelding Total 295 87 22 60 70 29 16 11 15 13 36 22

74 29 103 19 15 25 4 6 14 8 12 26

3 2 12 6 1 5 9 4 7 8 3 3 10 2 5 2 4 1 6 1 1 2

1 12 1 8

1

2

1 1 1 3 2 2

1 1 2 1

4

1 1 4 5

1 2

6

2 9

2

2

2

4

1

391

786

428 1,605

402

474 198 151 105 111 70 26 17 34 31 68 38 36 3 9 14 19 2 14 9 5 17 10 8 4 17 4 9 3 6 1 2 14 3 1 5 2

2 1 786

Colt 147 91 35 36 35 16 8 5 11 9 19 13 6 4

1 20 1 9 1 1 17 1 7 1 2 4 1 3

55 17 79 31 29 21 20 13 19 6 7 21

20 16 2 8 7 27 20 1 8 4 4 15 1 5 5 3 1 1 1

1 6 4 19

3

1

2 2

3 1 1 1 3 1

1 1

4 2 2 2

1 1 3

1

22

310 89 20 43 67 18 18 9 14 16 15 18

5

2 4 1 381 1,569

2020

Filly Gelding Total

402

803

7

2 1 2

Colt

512 197 134 110 131 55 46 27 44 31 41 31 27 20 20 3 14 12 66 21 1 20 5 5

152 46 37 27 22 23 24 4 12 6 8 16 3 2 3 2

32 2 12 7 5 5 1 2 5 2 6 1

2 1

1 1 1 3 1

3 1 1

Filly Gelding Total 284 55 12 49 52 23 14 16 17 22 15 15

41 33 61 10 7 20 23 19 10 7 11

1

477 134 110 86 81 66 61 39 39 35 34 31 25 14 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

654

283 1,343

22 12 9 8 5 5 3 6 6 2 6 3 5 2 3 2

1 2 5 3 4

1 1

1 1

1 1

1 1 1 1

3 12 3 3 7 2 3 1 3

368 1,690

406


Permanent Imports into GB This table shows the 33 countries (33 in 2019) from which horses have been permanently imported into Great Britain over the last 4 years (i.e. where an Export Certificate has been received). The 2020 figure will increase as export certificates are frequently received in the following year. PERMANENT IMPORTS INTO GB Country France

2017 Colt

2018

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

2019

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

2020

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

Filly Gelding Total

88

451

443

982

118

407

411

936

166

437

385

988

126

273

209

608

9

11

53

73

17

50

95

162

36

50

114

200

33

48

82

163

USA

70

175

94

339

45

146

67

258

55

131

32

218

53

59

6

118

Germany

14

50

38

102

13

55

49

117

27

49

30

106

27

30

12

69

Italy

6

14

10

30

5

20

10

35

7

21

2

30

12

3

Spain

1

1

2

4

2

9

2

13

1

9

3

12

Hong Kong

9

9

3

16

19

2

Sweden

2

2

1

1

1

3

United Arab Emirates

Australia

10 10

2

12

1

2

2

15

1

7

1

9

2

13

1

16

5

5

8

5

18

5

11

6

22

11

24

3

38

3

3

2

2

1

1

3

1

4

2

3

1

9

10

4

6

10

7

7

2

2

2

2

5

1

3

1

1

3

Qatar

1 1

Denmark

3

Poland

1

1

7

2

3 1

1

3

1

1

2

1

4

2

1

2

Greece

1

India

1

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2

4

5

2

1

1

2

1

3

4

7

1

3

1

1

1

1

4

2

1

3

3

1

Peru

1

Singapore

3

3

3

12

1 1

Slovakia

1 9

1

1

1

1

2

4

6

10

2

2

1

Uruguay 203

1

4 1

Switzerland

1 1

6

New Zealand

South Africa

2

1

Kuwait Netherlands

2

4

1 1

1

1

1

1

1 4

Belgium

Total

1

1

Russia

Turkey

5

1

Czech Republic

Argentina

6 6

13

Norway Japan

5 4

1

Hungary Bahrain

15 15

759

666 1,628

221

729

678 1,628

23

221

1 3

4

3

3

1

1

758

582 1,650

247

455

321 1,023


Breeders by County This table shows the distribution of the 3042 breeders of Thoroughbreds between 76 British Counties and 2 Crown Dependencies. It also highlights the number of mares owned and number of foals produced by those mares. Included in this data is a figure for breeders not resident in a British county but which have breeding stock permanently domiciled in Britain. This has been categorised as “Other”. GB BREEDERS BY COUNTY County

Breeders

Suffolk

326

Mares 1,803

Foals 1,114

Ayrshire

13

29

18

Yorkshire

218

483

289

Northumberland

13

25

16

Gloucestershire

136

295

187

Cleveland

11

14

6

Shropshire

136

327

218

Derbyshire

11

34

26

Berkshire

123

342

200

Wiltshire

123

296

170

Oxfordshire

100

183

112

Somerset

84

214

142

Devon

79

134

77

London

74

215

143

Dorset

69

176

111

County

Middlesex Lanarkshire

Breeders

Mares

Foals

11

23

10

10

13

7 21

Tyne and Wear

9

38

Clwyd

8

12

7

Aberdeenshire

6

11

5

Avon

6

6

3

Midlothian

6

11

7

Hampshire

66

270

173

Pembrokeshire

6

7

6

Surrey

66

147

91

Dumfriesshire

5

19

13

Lincolnshire

65

117

71

Sussex

63

157

102

Essex

62

163

104

Worcestershire

61

113

61

Warwickshire

60

137

82

Hertfordshire

55

153

91

Norfolk

53

318

196

Cambridgeshire

49

93

55

Kent

Isle of Wight

5

5

4

Perthshire

5

6

4

Flintshire

4

15

10

Guernsey

4

5

5

Angus

3

4

1

Berwickshire

3

5

3

Fife

3

3

2

Isle of Man

3

12

10

44

87

53

Kinross-shire

3

3

2

Nottinghamshire

41

129

85

Monmouthshire

3

8

3

Lancashire

39

92

59

Peeblesshire

3

4

3

Buckinghamshire

38

83

60

Renfrewshire

3

4

4

Cheshire

38

76

57

Anglesey

2

4

4

Leicestershire

38

76

48

Denbighshire

2

2

1

Herefordshire

35

68

42

Dunbartonshire

2

2

1

County Durham

27

100

67

Gwynedd

2

2

1

Northamptonshire

27

44

23

Rutland

2

17

14

Roxburghshire

27

47

32

West Lothian

2

2

1

East Lothian

1

1

Inverness-shire

1

2

West Midlands

27

33

20

Staffordshire

25

30

19

Glamorgan

24

39

21

Kirkcudbrightshire

1

8

3

Cumbria

22

54

39

Ross-shire

1

1

1

Powys

22

89

56

Selkirkshire

1

1

1

Bedfordshire

18

38

20

Stirlingshire

1

2

2

Carmarthenshire

18

54

40

Dyfed

17

24

16

2,801

7,764

4,827

Gwent

17

84

43

Other

Cornwall

14

21

13

Total

Sub Total

24

241

533

316

3,042

8,297

5,143


Number of GB Broodmares Owned per Breeder This table shows the distribution of British broodmares between breeders by county, with 90% of breeders owning fewer than 5 broodmares. Included in this data is a figure for breeders not resident in a British county but which have breeding stock permanently domiciled in Britain. This has been categorised as “Other”.

GB BROODMARES OWNED PER BREEDER County

1-2

Total

County

Suffolk

260

3-4 25

5-10 11-20 21-30 31+ 21

6

5

9

326

Ayrshire

1-2 8

3-4 4

5-10 11-20 21-30 31+ 1

0

0

0

Total 13

Yorkshire

180

16

17

3

1

1

218

Northumberland

11

1

1

0

0

0

13

Gloucestershire

111

13

7

4

1

0

136

Cleveland

11

0

0

0

0

0

11

Shropshire

113

10

6

6

1

0

136

Derbyshire

7

3

0

1

0

0

11

Berkshire

94

12

10

5

2

0

123

Middlesex

9

1

1

0

0

0

11

Wiltshire

92

17

9

5

0

0

123

Lanarkshire

9

1

0

0

0

0

10

Oxfordshire

82

11

7

0

0

0

100

Tyne and Wear

5

2

1

1

0

0

9

Somerset

64

11

6

2

1

0

84

Clwyd

6

2

0

0

0

0

8

Devon

70

5

3

1

0

0

79

Aberdeenshire

5

0

1

0

0

0

6

London

51

16

3

3

0

1

74

Avon

6

0

0

0

0

0

6

Dorset

48

12

7

1

1

0

69

Midlothian

4

2

0

0

0

0

6

Hampshire

55

2

6

0

0

3

66

Pembrokeshire

6

0

0

0

0

0

6

Surrey

52

8

4

2

0

0

66

Dumfriesshire

4

0

0

1

0

0

5

Lincolnshire

55

7

2

1

0

0

65

Isle of Wight

5

0

0

0

0

0

5

Sussex

50

5

7

0

1

0

63

Perthshire

5

0

0

0

0

0

5

Essex

46

7

6

3

0

0

62

Flintshire

2

0

2

0

0

0

4

Worcestershire

47

10

4

0

0

0

61

Guernsey

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

Warwickshire

44

8

7

1

0

0

60

Angus

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Hertfordshire

45

5

4

0

0

1

55

Berwickshire

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Norfolk

41

7

2

0

1

2

53

Fife

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Cambridgeshire

41

4

3

1

0

0

49

Isle of Man

2

0

1

0

0

0

3

Kent

35

7

1

1

0

0

44

Kinross-shire

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Nottinghamshire

27

6

7

0

1

0

41

Monmouthshire

1

2

0

0

0

0

3

Lancashire

33

3

2

0

1

0

39

Peeblesshire

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Buckinghamshire

31

2

5

0

0

0

38

Renfrewshire

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Cheshire

31

4

2

1

0

0

38

Anglesey

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

Leicestershire

34

1

1

2

0

0

38

Denbighshire

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

Herefordshire

29

2

4

0

0

0

35

Dunbartonshire

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

County Durham

22

2

1

0

2

0

27

Gwynedd

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

Northamptonshire

22

4

1

0

0

0

27

Rutland

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Roxburghshire

23

2

2

0

0

0

27

West Lothian

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

West Midlands

25

2

0

0

0

0

27

East Lothian

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Staffordshire

25

0

0

0

0

0

25

Inverness-shire

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Glamorgan

21

2

1

0

0

0

24

Kirkcudbrightshire

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Cumbria

19

0

2

0

1

0

22

Ross-shire

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Powys

15

3

2

0

2

0

22

Selkirkshire

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Bedfordshire

13

4

1

0

0

0

18

Stirlingshire

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Carmarthenshire

15

1

1

0

1

0

18

Dyfed

15

2

0

0

0

0

17

Sub Total

2,242 280

186

53

22

Gwent

10

2

3

1

0

1

17

Other

196

21

16

6

2

Cornwall

14

0

0

0

0

0

14

Total

2,438

301

202

59

24

25

18 2,801 0

241

18 3,042


Broodmares - Irish

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Active Broodmares 2017 - 2020 / Broodmare Classification IRE ACTIVE BROODMARES 2017 - 2020

15000

14,907

14,756

2017

2018

14,747

14,441

12500

No. of Broodmares

The chart shows all registered broodmares, in known ownership, that have either produced a foal, been covered and/or for which a result has been received in the last two breeding seasons. These figures exclude those which are known to have been retired, died or permanently exported.

10000

7500

5000

The active broodmare population has decreased slightly since 2018.

2500

0

Year

2019

2020

IRE BROODMARES CLASSIFICATION (AS INDICATED BY FOAL INTENDED CAREER TYPES)

Assessing the type of broodmares actively breeding in Ireland has been achieved by using the foal career information provided in 2020 (for foals out of IRE domiciled mares) and applying relative percentages across the total broodmare population.

24 (0.2%) 1,964 (13.8%) 7,710 (53%) 4,743 (33%)

N.B: This can only be an estimate as mares are not classified as part of the broodmare registration process.

Flat

Jump

Dual

Other/Unclassified

28


Initial Broodmare Registrations 2017– 2020 / Retired/Deceased IRE INITIAL BROODMARE REGISTRATIONS 2017 – 2020 2500

Each year, new fillies enter the breeding population and this is reflected in the number of Initial Broodmare registrations processed.

1,914

No. of Broodmares

2000

The number of new fillies entering the breeding population has decreased by 13% since 2017.

1,681

1,651

1,668

1500

1000

500

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

IRE RETIRED/DECEASED 1,461

1500 1,238

No. of Broodmares

1250

1,237

1000 827 750

500

250

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

29

Retirement and death naturally impact the broodmare population each year.


Gestation Ranges - 2020 Produce / Age Profile of Broodmares IRE GESTATION RANGES 2020 PRODUCE

1700

18.14%

15.21%

1275 No. of Broodmares

18.81%

13.92%

850

9.27% 7.80% 5.50%

425 3.27%

3.21% 0.06% 0.06% 0.17% 0.30% 0

0.81%

1.55%

1.03%

0.33% 0.28% 0.12% 0.11% 0.05%

301 - 306 - 311 - 316 - 321 - 326 - 331 - 336 - 341 - 346 - 351 - 356 - 361 - 366 - 371 - 376 - 381 - 386 - 391 - 396 - 401 305 310 315 320 325 330 335 340 345 350 355 360 365 370 375 380 385 390 395 400 405 Gestation Ranges (Days)

Broodmares can vary greatly in the length of time they carry their foal. This graph reflects the spread of the gestation dates of Irish domiciled broodmares based on reported 2019 coverings for 2020 foals. From the standard 11 month (330-350 days) gestation period, Thoroughbred mares carried successfully for a range of between 10 to over 13 months.

AGE PROFILE OF BROODMARES 1400 1,238

No. of Broodmares

1200

1,152

1,125

1,111

1,148

1,104 983

947

1000

900 806

800

706 615

597

600

494 394

400

313

289

212 200

139

33 0

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

71

64

24

25

Age

In 2020, Irish mares aged 4 to over 25 years of age were part of the breeding population. Of the active breeding broodmare population, 67% (66% in 2019) were aged 7-15 years.

30


Live Produce per Active Broodmare / Country of Birth LIVE PRODUCE PER ACTIVE BROODMARE (AS AT END OF 2020)

3000

No. of Broodmares

2500

2,256

2,318 2,158 1,915

2000

1,549 1500 1,200 892

1000

602 370

500

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

266

10

157 11

92

45

17

8

12

13

14

15+

No. of live Foals

The number of live foals produced by a broodmare over her career can vary significantly. This graph shows the number of live produce per broodmare currently breeding in Ireland. Of the current population, 17% (15% in 2019) have produced more than 6 live foals.

COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF IRE BASED BROODMARES Country of Birth Ireland Great Britain

No. of Broodmares

Country of Birth

No. of Broodmares

10,228

Spain

3

2,316

Brazil

2

769

Peru

2

USA

757

South Africa

2

Germany

270

Switzerland

2

France

Italy

27

Bahrain

1

Australia

24

Denmark

1

United Arab Emirates

13

New Zealand

1

Canada

11

Poland

1

Argentina

5

Tunisia

Japan

5

Total

1 14,441

Of the Irish broodmare population 71% (71% in 2019) were foaled in Ireland. The chart shows the origins of the total current population.

31


Permanent Exports PERMANENT EXPORTS Country

2017

2018

France

106

126

118

55

Bahrain

Italy

32

13

33

30

Canada

USA

18

20

23

23

China

Germany

12

16

15

22

Czech Republic

1

Turkey

10

4

11

12

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2

8

Morocco

1

3

4

Norway

2

3

18

3

Russia

10

2

Qatar

2

Japan

1

2019 2020

Country

2017

2018

2019 2020 2

1 3

India

8

Sweden

10

4

3

3

South Africa

5

2

Denmark

2

2

3

2

Spain

8

4

Argentina

2

Total

228

200

233

162

This chart shows the destination of any Irish broodmares which have been permanently exported. France remains the top importer of Irish broodmares, with Italy importing the second largest number of mares in 2020. (Movement of mares from Ireland to Great Britain is not recorded as such movements are within the General Stud Book area).

IRE BROODMARE PRODUCTION SUMMARY Total number of IRE mares at stud

14,441

Total number of known 2019 coverings of IRE mares

12,779

Total number of IRE born foals

9,182

Number of foals born in IRE and abroad from IRE domiciled mares

7,968

Number of IRE foals born to IRE domiciled mares

7,857

Number of foals born in IRE to mares domiciled outside IRE

1,325

In preparation for covering, many Thoroughbred broodmares travel, before foaling, to the stud where the stallion of choice resides – this can often be in another country. This therefore masks the full productivity of Irish mares, as foals out of those mares would not be born in Ireland. This table shows the total number of foals produced by Irish domiciled mares, as well as the number of IRE born foals out of non-IRE domiciled mares.

32


Stallions - Irish

33


Registered Stallions / Standing Purpose IRE STALLIONS REGISTERED FOR COVERINGS *AS AT 31/12/20

This chart shows all stallions registered for coverings standing in Ireland.

253 232 204*

208

No. of Stallions

*N.B: The 2020 figure will increase as stallion notifications are frequently received in the following year and the figures here are as at 31/12/20.

253

260

156

104

52

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

IRE STALLIONS STANDING PURPOSE 120

2017 2018 2019 2020

116 110

No. of Stallions

100

102 95 94 92

80

77 67

60

57

60

43

40 25

20 2 2

0

Flat

N.H.

Dual

0 0

Unclassified

Standing Purpose

The proportion of stallions standing for Dual racing purposes has increased from 10% in 2017 to 21% in 2020. The proportion of stallions standing for National Hunt purposes has seen a decrease, from 46% in 2017 to 33% in 2020. We expect further stallion registrations for 2020 as noted above. 34


1st Season Sires / 2nd Season Sires / Established Sires IRE 1ST SEASON SIRES 35

The 2020 figure will increase as stallion notifications are frequently received in the following year and the figures here are as at 31/12/20.

33

30 26

25

No. of Stallions

25

20

The number of first season sires has decreased from 33 in 2017 to 18 in 2020.

18*

15

10

5

0

2017

2018

2019

IRE 2ND SEASON SIRES

2020

Year

35 32 30

30

No. of Stallions

25

190

19*

2019

2020

15

5

195

188

180

0

167*

2017

2018 Year

150 No. of Stallions

19

10

IRE ESTABLISHED SIRES 210

20

120

90

The proportion of established sires, ie those in their third year of covering or more standing at stud has increased from 75% in 2017 to 82% in 2020.

60

30

0

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

*as at 31/12/20 35


IRE Domiciled Mares Visiting Stallions These charts show the percentages of mares visiting stallions in their first covering season, second covering season and established stallions.

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2017 1,102 (7%) 1,895 (13%)

3,371 (23%)

N.B: Not covered includes mares where no result has been made available.

8,539 (57%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2018

First Season Sire Second Season Sire Established Sire Mare not covered

1,262 (9%)

1,258 (8%)

3,962 (27%)

8,274 (56%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2019

1,475 (10%)

1,090 (7%)

3,515 (24%)

8,667 (59%)

MARES VISITING STALLIONS IN 2020 1,586 (11%) 1,607 (11.1%)

8,357 (57.9%) 2,891 (20%)

The proportion of the active broodmare population visiting established sires has been around 58% for three of the last four years.

36


Ireland

Germany

Great Britain

Australia

USACovered Japan Country of Birth / Mares per Stallion France

COUNTRY OF BIRTH - IRISH BASED STALLIONS 2020 1 (0.5%)

Stallions standing in Ireland originate from all over the world. Of the stallions standing in Ireland, over three quarters were Irish or British bred.

5 (2.5%) 10 (5%) 11 (5%) 103 (51%)

21 (10%) 53 (26%)

Ireland

Germany

Great Britain

Australia

USA

Japan

France

MARES COVERED PER IRE STALLION No. Mares Covered

2017

2018

2019 2020

Coverings not returned

17

9

4

23

0

0

0

0

0

1-5

41

45

40

20

6-10

15

19

17

10

11-20

22

24

22

23

21-30

21

18

19

9

31-40

9

18

10

13

41-50

16

10

13

15

51-60

7

12

14

7

61-70

10

11

9

8

71-80

6

12

9

7

81-90

11

9

11

4

91-100

11

7

8

5

101 - 150

35

27

24

35

151 - 200

22

23

17

14

201 - 250

8

8

13

9

251 - 300

1

1

2

2

300 +

1

0

0

0

Total

253

253

232

204*

*as at 31/12/20 37

This table reviews the trends in stallion book size over the last four breeding seasons. In 2017, the proportion of Irish standing stallions covering between 1 and 5 mares was 16%, this has decreased to 10% of the stallion population in 2020.


Coverings per Week - 2020 / Age Profile of Stallions IRE COVERINGS PER WEEK 2020 1,166

1200

1,018 1000 No. of Broodmares

1,157

1,109

973

1,091

1,110

947

992

844 774

800

740

701 607

600

400

486 350

339

211

200 1 13 0

582

534

517

154 51

144 76

50

41 27 13 5 4 1 4 4 7 4 1 2 2 0 1

1

1

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Week

This graph shows the 2020 covering season and the range, from mid January during which mares were covered. 85% of the coverings occurred between weeks 9 and 24 (early March to mid June). This data refers to the last covering date for each mare.

AGE PROFILE OF STALLIONS 25 21

No. of Stallions

20

15

15

15

14 12

12

10

10

10

10

9

10

10

10 8

7

6

6

7 4

5

4

3 1

0

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

Age

The age range of Irish based stallions is from 4 years to over 25 years old. Of the total stallion population, 26% were aged over 16 years old.

38

25+


Foals - Irish

39


Foals Born 2017 - 2020 IRE FOALS BORN 2017 - 2020 *AS AT 31/12

Fillies

Colts

12000

10000

9,689*

9,569*

9,295*

9,182*

No. of Foals

8000 4,733

4,654

4,514 4,456

6000

4000 4,956

4,915

4,781

4,726

2000

0

2017

2018

2019 Year

The foal crop has decreased by 1% since last year.

40

2020


Foaling Dates and Intended Career The foaling dates for the 2020 foal crop in Ireland are presented by month of foaling, combined with their intended future career. This demonstrates that 83% of Flat bred foals are born between February and April, compared to foals bred for Jump racing, where 83% are born between March and May. IRE FOALING DATES AND INTENDED CAREER

35

Flat Jump

7

Dual Other/Unclassified

367

30

25

3

901

Percentage of Foals Born

226 3 20

450

369

1 97

15

182 1,033 10

1,509

1,653

1,123 5

20 35

17 513

91 242

316

8 12 1

3

0 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr Month

41

May

Jun

Jul

Aug


Intended Career Statistics 2017 - 2020 Flat

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2017

Jump

Dual

Other/Unclassified

16 (0.1%) 1,274 (13%)

5,485 (56.9%)

2,914 (30%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2018 23 (0.3%) 1,353 (14.1%)

5,289 (55.3%)

2,904 (30.3%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2019 9 (0.10%) 1,255 (14%)

5,157 (55%)

2,874 (30.9%)

INTENDED CAREER STATISTICS 2020 14 (0.2%) 1,178 (12.8%)

5,132 (56%)

2,858 (31%)

This data is taken from the foal registration forms, which are completed by the breeder, for foals born in Ireland. The proportion of foals bred for Flat, Jump and Dual Purpose racing has remained virtually constant over the last four years. 42


Foal Crop incl. Late Returns 2017 - 2020/ Foal Colours IRE FOAL CROP INCL. LATE RETURNS 2017 - 2020 *AS AT 31/12/20

9,974*

10000

Young stock registered outside their year of foaling are termed “late returns”. When these figures are added into the relevant year, a more complete total is achieved for that year’s foal crop. Therefore, more progeny may be registered in the future for any foaling year and hence the figures shown here may be subject to further adjustment.

9,894* 9,516*

9,182*

9000 8000

No. of Foals

7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000

2017

2018

2019

2020

Year

IRE FOAL COLOURS 2020 CROP

The range of colours for Thoroughbred foals confirms that bay is the most prevalent colour. Of these reported foal coat colours, subsequent changes may be received when the horse matures. For example, a brown foal may mature to grey if the sire and/or dam is grey. When advised of a colour change, the information is updated in the passport and on the database.

80 77% 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 15.5%

20 10 0

4%

Bay

3%

Chesnut Brown

Grey

0.3%

0.2%

Black

Other

Colours

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Historical Foal Crops

IRE FOAL CROP 2001-2020 14000 12,633 11,748

12000 10,214

No. of Foals

10000

10,574

12,004

12,419

10,992 10,167

9,452 8,780

8000

7,588

7,550 7,546 7,757

9,381

9,689 9,569

9,295

9,182

7,999

6000 4000 2000 0

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011

2012

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

2018 2019 2020

Year

Following a steady climb since 2012, the Irish foal crop has declined over the last three years. These figures are as at the 31st December.

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General - Irish

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Permanent Exports of IRE Bred Horses This table shows the 55 countries (56 in 2019) to which horses bred in Ireland have been permanently exported over the last 4 years (i.e. for a period longer than 9 months). Movement of horses between Ireland and Great Britain is not recorded as such movements remain within the General Stud Book. The 2020 figure will increase as export applications are frequently received in the following year. PERMANENT EXPORTS OF IRE BRED HORSES Country France Italy USA Germany United Arab Emirates Australia Bahrain Hong Kong Qatar Sweden Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Japan Czech Republic Spain Denmark Greece Norway Turkey Netherlands Poland Belgium Slovakia South Africa India Hungary Morocco Singapore Switzerland New Zealand Austria Bulgaria Cyprus Malaysia Pakistan Argentina Iran Kazakhstan Macau Portugal Oman Canada Chile China Croatia Kuwait Libya Lithuania Peru Romania Russia Serbia South Korea Trinidad Tunisia Ukraine Total

2017 Colt 147 176 33 32 41 25 4 14 14 20 7 11 7 28 3 17 5 4

423 249 87 67 18 23 6

28

24 8 2 15 19 11 5 4 5 5

2 3 13 6 7 1 1 1 1

2018

Filly Gelding Total

21 24 17 22 21 25 9 25 8 9

3 4

159 30 44 40 72 24 17 34 11 15 11 4 13 1 24 1 7 3 11

1 16 3

2

729 455 164 139 131 72 27 48 46 59 35 33 32 66 13 66 14 13 7 55 19 4 18 19 25 5 26 15 6 1 4 7

1

10 2

11 2

2 2 1

3

5 7 3

Colt 179 181 55 52 50 41 2 17 27 19 6 25 25 14 8 8 1 3 24 1 4 7 2 17 2 10 4

4 1 1

2019

Filly Gelding Total 440 193 135 73 18 28 9 21 14 17 34 30 33 15 8 3 7 3 26 11 8 5 14 17 4 5 2 3 5

92 32 48 22 112 21 8 45 20 15 16 8 13 8 1 8 4 10

2 11 2

1 2

5

711 406 238 147 180 90 19 62 68 48 39 59 63 60 23 24 5 10 11 54 22 12 12 16 36 6 21 11 2 3 10 3 6

Colt 212 221 86 52 42 15 6 9 25 26 7 22 23 27 6 29 4 1 29 1 3 1 18 1 3 2 1

2020

Filly Gelding Total 451 248 158 77 16 35 15 18 26 18 19 15 16 9 20 9 15 5 34 6 2 1 21 31 1 1 2 9 1 1

63 34 39 29 79 18 19 50 30 13 16 3 12 2 40 2 5 3 14

1 5 2

Colt

726 503 283 158 137 68 40 59 73 65 41 41 41 55 17 89 15 16 10 66 21 5 1 22 50 2 9 6 10 1 1

175 111 86 34 44 31 14 15 18 25 18 14 7 19 6 9 6

1

2

1

3

3 2

7

10 2 3

3 5 3 3 2 1 3 4 1

1

1

5 1

1 1 1 1

5 2

1

1

8

8

16

1 29

2 18

2

1 2

2 4

1

1 2 2

10

1

1

1

7 2

17 2 1

1 6 3 1 3 47

6

3 3 2

2 1

7 1 6

4

3

3 1 3

1,041

1 1,761

1 3,741

4

2

2

6 2 1 2

2 5 1

1,794

1

12 2 19 3 1

1

2 9 2

16

321 107 130 74 22 25 29 18 5 12 28 14 6 13 4 6 14 1 4 2 4 5 6 3 4 1 1 4 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 2

40 32 18 21 63 21 17 42 15 20 15 9 5 2 3 4 7 2 5

1 1 1

2 1

2 1

1 1

536 250 234 129 129 77 60 57 51 50 45 42 30 30 21 16 16 14 11 11 10 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1

1 1

834

1

Filly Gelding Total

1,047 3,675

939

46

1,041

1 1,847

736 3,728

735

1,131

433 2,299


Permanent Imports into IRE This table shows the 29 countries (27 in 2019) from which horses have been permanently imported into Ireland over the last 4 years (i.e. where an Export Certificate has been received). The 2020 figure will increase as export certificates are frequently received in the following year. PERMANENT IMPORTS INTO IRE Country

2017 Colt

2018

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

2019

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

2020

Filly Gelding Total

Colt

Filly Gelding Total

France

50

330

393

773

88

308

358

754

141

308

208

657

50

136

72

258

USA

93

154

79

326

104

133

55

292

89

140

20

249

14

65

6

85

42

1

45

1

47

4

26

61

8

31

8

47

10

37

3

19

10

1

3

4

3

8

1

1 1

2

1

4

7

3

7

1

41

Germany

Italy

4

40

Japan

5

5

Poland

1

Argentina Australia

2

17

1

2

1

1

1

2

4

3

5

1

30

2

19

52

2

14

11

2

4

6

5

5

3

2

1

3

11

2

1

3

2

2

Cyprus Czech Republic

3

Hong Kong

3 1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 2

21

2

2

2 2

2

Denmark

1

1

Peru

1

1

South Africa

1

1

1

1

Spain

1

1

1

1

Azerbaijan

1

1

Belgium

1

1

2

1

Greece

1

Kazakhstan

1

1

Norway

2

2

Qatar

1

Russia

7

7

Sweden

2

2

Switzerland

1

1

Tunisia

1

1

United Arab Emirates Total

1

3

157

597

5

1 1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

Libya 1

1 1

1

Hungary

New Zealand

2

3

4

4

4

9

1

3

9

13

496 1,250

209

540

431

1,180

47

3 209

538

1

4

238 1,028

74

253

83

410


Breeders by County This table shows the distribution of the 6445 breeders of Thoroughbreds between 32 Irish Counties. It also highlights the number of mares owned and number of foals produced by those mares. The largest number of individual breeders are found in County Cork, but the largest concentration of mares are in County Kildare. Included in this data is a figure for breeders not resident in an Irish county, but which have breeding stock permanently domiciled in Ireland. This has been categorised as “Other”. IRE BREEDERS BY COUNTY County

Breeders

Mares

Foals

County

Breeders

Mares

Foals

Co. Cork

859

1,620

982

Co. Armagh

55

85

Co. Tipperary

763

1,676

987

Co. Louth

45

85

53

Co. Kildare

731

1,838

1,130

Co. Mayo

45

79

38

583

1,088

660

Co. Antrim

43

94

51

Co. Wexford

36

Co. Meath

431

1,093

625

Co. Tyrone

43

73

42

Co. Kilkenny

393

939

583

Co. Kerry

38

64

38

Co. Waterford

266

657

412

Co. Longford

24

40

22

Co. Limerick

257

607

379

Co. Cavan

22

27

9

Co. Galway

208

413

189

Co. Monaghan

21

40

20

Co. Down

191

393

217

Co. Sligo

18

39

17

Co. Westmeath

188

660

449

Co. Donegal

16

19

9

Co. Wicklow

157

350

202

Co. Londonderry

13

21

8

Co. Carlow

144

422

253

Co. Leitrim

7

9

5

Co. Dublin

130

262

158

Co. Fermanagh

5

10

4

Co. Laois

108

215

112

Co. Offaly

105

244

128

6,060

13,444

7,968

Co. Clare

87

168

93

Other

Co. Roscommon

64

114

57

Total

Sub Total

48

385

997

590

6,445

14,441

8,558


Number of IRE Broodmares Owned per Breeder This table shows the distribution of Irish broodmares between breeders by county, with 92% of breeders owning fewer than 5 broodmares.

IRE BROODMARES OWNED PER BREEDER County

1-2

3-4 5-10 11-20 21-30 31+ Total

County

1-2

3-4 5-10 11-20 21-30 31+ Total

Co. Cork

729

78

37

14

0

1

859

Co. Armagh

50

4

1

0

0

0

55

Co. Tipperary

602

101

45

10

3

2

763

Co. Louth

37

4

4

0

0

0

45

Co. Kildare

570

85

56

11

5

4

731

Co. Wexford

479

71

26

7

0

0

583

Co. Meath

345

45

29

9

0

3

315

45

21

8

2

2

Co. Waterford

207

32

20

4

1

Co. Limerick

201

33

16

5

0

Co. Galway

169

29

8

1

0

Co. Down

147

27

17

0

0

0

191

Co. Westmeath

137

25

20

4

0

2

Co. Wicklow

124

19

12

1

0

1

Co. Kilkenny

Co. Mayo

34

9

2

0

0

0

45

Co. Antrim

37

0

4

2

0

0

43

431

Co. Tyrone

38

2

2

1

0

0

43

393

Co. Kerry

31

5

2

0

0

0

38

2 266

Co. Longford

21

2

1

0

0

0

24

2

Co. Cavan

21

1

0

0

0

0

22

257

1 208

Co. Monaghan

17

3

0

1

0

0

21

Co. Sligo

14

3

1

0

0

0

18

188

Co. Donegal

16

0

0

0

0

0

16

157

Co. Londonderry

11

1

1

0

0

0

13

Co. Carlow

122

9

9

1

0

3

144

Co. Leitrim

7

0

0

0

0

0

7

Co. Dublin

106

17

5

1

1

0

130

Co. Fermanagh

4

0

1

0

0

0

5

4,883 694

363

84

13

35

15

0

741 398

99

13

Co. Laois

87

14

6

1

0

0

108

Co. Offaly

81

15

6

2

1

0

105

Co. Clare

70

10

7

0

0

0

87

Other

287

Co. Roscommon

54

5

4

1

0

0

64

Total

5,170

Sub Total

47

23 6,060 1

385

24 6,445

Included in this data is a figure for breeders not resident in an Irish county, but which have breeding stock permanently domiciled in Ireland. This has been categorised as “Other”.

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