In order to register a foal, firstly ensure your mare is correctly registered as a broodmare. Please visit the Mares
section for more information. A Weatherbys covering certificate will also need to be obtained from the stallion owner, unless it is lodged electronically.
Once you have received your Foal registration form (usually in March or April each year) you can either complete and return it to Weatherbys with the indicated fee and covering certificate or use the Internet Foal Service
to register your foal online. A discount will apply for online foal registrations completed before 31st July each year.
The BHA Equine Anti Doping Rules state that all horses born in GB from 2015 onwards must be registered with Weatherbys within 12 months of birth, phased to 6 months in 2 years time. If the horse is not registered within this timeframe then it can never race in Great Britain. See http://rules.britishhorseracing.com/ for more information.
DNA Sampling and Microchipping
Once born, a foal should be DNA sampled and microchipped within four weeks. Sampling kits and microchips are sent directly to vets each year. Please contact your vet to make an appointment.
The initial foal registration deadline is 31st July within the year of birth. Any applications received after this date will be charged at a higher rate. For full details on Foal Registration fees please see the GB Stud Book Fees 2015
For a complete list of key dates and foal registration guide please see the List of Key Dates (PDF).
If you would like to register a horse outside its year of foaling, please contact Sam Wallace or call 01933 440077.
Veterinary Instructions (PDF)
DNA Sampling Guidelines (PDF)
Identification of Horses Booklet (PDF)
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