Subject: TB registration
Thank you so much for this newsletter. I have a question to ask you, I bought a Thoroughbred gelding about two and a half years ago. He has been wonderful to own. Recently I qualified to take him to a state competition.
While I was there a young lady saw my horse and started crying. Turns out that she used to own him but she sold him about four or five years ago. She told us that he was registered and he used to be a race horse.He was born on April 4, 1986 and his registered name is Cappy's Bully. We asked the lady we bought him from if he was registered ,
but he was donated to her ranch and she didn't if he was or not.The question I would like to as is, is there somewhere we can call or look up on the internet, a place to get a copy of his registration papers and find out who had them last, that way we can get them and have our names transfered on to them? If you can help me in any way that would be very appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance!!!!!
Ashley and Bandit (Chappy's Bully)
Hi Ashley! It's hard to track down papers when you don't know where a horse came from, but if your horse raced, he'll have a tattoo, and you'll be able to have him traced by the Jockey Club for a fee.
If he doesn't have a tattoo, you can still try to track him by the foaling date and registered name. But the name will have to be precise (spelling and spaces) or the computer won't recognize it, and I don't know whether the Jockey Club computers keep tabs on foaling dates (they ought to!). The tattoo will be a more reliable source of information, though, if it's readable. ;-)
The Jockey Club Information Systems provides a basic search service (5-generation pedigree and tabulated race record) for $35 or so. (There is no charge if they cannot find a match on the tattoo and description.) You would probably be more interested in the "deluxe tattoo research" that will also give you a 4-cross pedigree, race record, lifetime starts with owner information, and a sales history.
You can apply for the information online, or call their 800 number. You can also order race records or other information. Every bit of information you can find will make it easier for you to trace his owners of record.
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