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post #11 of 25 Old 02-02-2014, 12:27 PM
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After your post yesterday I did some research about different breed tattoos. Thoroughbreds have a letter followed by 5 numbers, there will be an astrisk at the end if they are imported. standardbreds have either a letter followed by 4 numbers or 2 letters followed by 3 numbers and quarterhorses have 4 or 5 numbers followed by a letter.

I would double check her tattoo. Rubbing the tattoo, wiping it off and using a flashlight can make it easier to read. They fade as the horse ages.

Good luck to you in finding out who she is. So exciting to find out their history.
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post #12 of 25 Old 02-02-2014, 06:17 PM
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does her teeth age her pretty young? I THINK (not sure) that 'L' is a Thoroughbred 5 or 6 year old. Jucky club can tell you.
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post #13 of 25 Old 02-02-2014, 06:19 PM
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Found this. She is most likely a TB, born in 2008. Jockey Club Interactive Registration
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post #14 of 25 Old 02-02-2014, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Patty! She definitely looks around 6 and her prior owner did say that's how old she was. The only Jockey Club match I found was a gelding, but I have a few more leads and I'll post anything I find! I couldn't care less if she's pedigrees but I am so curious about this little mare's history!
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post #15 of 25 Old 08-08-2014, 09:08 PM
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were you ever able to get a pic of the tattoo? happy to help you look her up if you have some photos :)
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post #16 of 25 Old 08-11-2014, 07:31 PM
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grey TB mare ID

maybe tattoo reads L41068?

grey mare foaled in California on 2/2/2008

you can search her JC name in equibase to find out more info:
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post #17 of 25 Old 08-11-2014, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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You are absolutely right. Once she let me close enough to really inspect her tattoo we confirmed it was L41068. She's fifteen two hands and the JC has no race record for her, but her sire was raced and bred extensively here in San Diego.

She's doing great, she's put on a lot of weight, her hooves are in perfect shape and she loves to run! She's the smartest mare, I taught her to smile on cue in less than five minutes and she is impossible to spook. I couldn't love her more
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post #18 of 25 Old 08-12-2014, 03:36 PM
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And what a nice name!
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post #19 of 25 Old 08-12-2014, 07:32 PM
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A Thoroughbred tattoo has one letter, which indicates the year of birth, followed by four or five numbers, with horses over 25 years of age having only four. Horses foaled outside North America will also have an asterisk (*) at the beginning of the tattoo. The Jockey Club has a free tattoo lookup and research service here as well as a Tattoo Frequently Asked Questions which includes a video of how to read a lip tattoo.
A Standardbred tattoo always has five characters, either a letter and four numbers or two letters and three numbers. The first letter in the tattoo indicates the year of birth. You can look up a Standardbred tattoo online for free here. There is also a list of all tattoo numbers by horse name for foals of 1996 through 2010 here for horse identifiers at race tracks to use.
A Quarter Horse tattoo has four or five numbers followed by a letter, making it easy to tell from a Thoroughbred tattoo. You can get more info about Quarter Horse tattoos and registration here and AQHA will look up a tatto number for free if you call them at [IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]806-376-4811.
Most Appaloosas are tattooed whether they raced or not, and some info about their marks is available here. Arabians are also tattooed with the last six digits of the horse's registration certificate number.



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post #20 of 25 Old 08-13-2014, 01:34 PM
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so glad you figured her out - not that it matters now, but always fun to piece together parts of their story. glad to hear she is doing so great!
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