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Thursday, August 10, 2023Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
The Jockey Club Registry Issues 100,000th Digital Certificate

On August 8, 2023, The Jockey Club Registry issued its 100,000th digital certificate of foal registration to a gray or roan colt by Tacitus, out of Jibboom by Mizzen Mast. The foal, born on February 10, 2023, was bred and is owned by Juddmonte, which is also the original certificate manager.

“We are pleased that digital certificates have been so well-received,” said Rick Bailey, registrar for The Jockey Club. “Digital certificates have streamlined the registration process and transfer of certificates, they can no longer be damaged or lost, and they will help with initiatives such as tracing Thoroughbreds when they leave the racetrack or breeding shed.”

The transition to digital foal certificates from hardcopies began with the 2018 foal crop. The first digital certificate was issued to a foal born at WinStar Farm on February 19, 2018, by Pioneerof the Nile out of Mildly Offensive, later named Chiu Chow Warrior.

To manage digital certificates, those who act as agents for Thoroughbreds should sign up for an Interactive Registration account at

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at