Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess
How and when do they tattoo the horses? Do ALL thoroughbreds that raced have them?
I have always wondered that....
Not all TB are tattooed...USUALLY they are tattooed when they have entered training. Just because a TB is tattooed doesn't mean that it has raced.
If you want a copy of your horse's racing history, contact the TB Racing Protective Bureau. They will mail you a copy within a few weeks. TRPB Tattoo Branding
Here's a link. They were super helpful when I was researching my horse's tattoo which was missing a number.