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US Sires With Small Books Show Largest Decline
Meanwhile the US Jockey Club's latest Report Of Mares Bred (referred to at the beginning of today's news) also reveals that stallions with small books "are seeing reductions in numbers or being retired," noted thoroughbredtimes.com. US Jockey Club vice president of registration services Matt Iuliano confirmed: "Stallions with a book size of less than 25 accounted for 78% of the decline in the number of stallions & 30% of the drop in mares-bred."