The Stud Book Authority of the Philippines (SBAP), in celebration of its 24th year of recognition by the International Stud Book Committees (ISBC), continued its main objective in maintaining the purity of the Thoroughbred line recorded in each book.

This significant year coincides with the consolidation and publication of the Philippine Stud Book Volume 7 which was targeted to be released in early part of CY2020. Amidst the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continued to pursue this task and are pleased to present in this volume the produce of broodmares covering the years from 2015 to 2018.

The broodmares returned has a decreasing trend from 1,243 in 2015, 1,151 in 2016, 1,022 in 2017 to 805 in 2018. However the average productive returns is still about 50% of the broodmare population in each year. Importation of mares varied with the continuous utilization of retired Thoroughbred racehorses attesting that the horse racing and breeding industries are now continually in cycle using the best resources locally available. This data are evident under the section Sires of Mares with local bred broodmares registered that were former racehorses retired from racing.

Collaboration with the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC) through the assistance of its regional counterpart, the Asian and Oceanian Stud Book Committee (AOSBC) has sustained the Philippines signatory to the significant articles of the International Agreement on Breeding Racing and Wagering (IABRW). This made us nearer in achieving our goals to take part both in the international horse racing and breeding industries.

We continue to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all horse owners and breeders who constantly supported the industry and in supplying the information contained in this volume. To the staff of the Stud Book Division, the Stud Book Authority of the Philippines and the Philippine Racing Commission, we salute your unending and diligent efforts in making this achievement possible.