WEATHERBYS Ireland should be notified of all foals bred in Ireland for racing within 30 days of their birth. The 30-day foal notification was introduced 2019 and is a mandatory obligation. Following notification, a markings chart and blood kit will be issued.

Once the sampling kits and microchips have been issued to your veterinary surgeon, arrange to take a DNA sample, take the markings and insert the microchip. This should be carried out within four weeks of birth.