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Sold as Retired from Racing
 

Amendments to Rule 18 of the Principals and Requirements of the American Stud Book were announced by The Jockey Club back in February of 2013. Under the amended rule Thoroughbreds can be retired from racing without affecting its breeding privileges.
 
“For myriad reasons, owners may not want their Thoroughbred to race again, but they do want the horse’s offspring to be eligible for registration with The Jockey Club,” said Matt Luliano, executive vice president and executive director, The Jockey Club. “We developed the Sold as Retired from Racing rule with that in mind.”**  

“To sell a horse as retired from racing, the owner must send a signed and notarized Sold as Retired from Racing form, a set of photographs of the horse, and the horse’s Certificate of Foal Registration to The Jockey Club within 60 days of the sale. The Jockey Club will stamp the certificate “Retired from Racing” and forward it to the purchaser. A copy of such stamped certificates will be made available at registry.jockeyclub.com for interested industry stakeholders.”**
Sold as Retired From Racing Form
Under the old rule Thoroughbreds Sold Without Pedigree, Certificates of Foal Registration were returned to The Jockey Club and cancelled. Any recorded by The Jockey Club as Sold without Pedigree prior to March of 2013, will remain cancelled and will no longer be considered a Thoroughbred for breeding or racing purposes. 

The full article can be found here.  

Principals and Requirements of the American Stud Book
The Jockey Club - Rule Book
**The Jockey Club Amends Rule Book with “Retired from Racing” Clause
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