For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from The Jockey Club's Web site and the Registry homepage.
For illegible or partial tattoos, customer service representatives from the Registry will provide free research of a Thoroughbred's identity using the information contained in The Jockey Club's database, including color, markings, and photographs.
I'm so thrilled to read this. It is wonderful news for owners of retired Thoroughbreds. It is very responsible of the JC to offer this service for free, particularly given the weak economy and the many horses being abandoned or sold. Now if only the AQHA would do the same for retired quarter horse racers.