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Cornell University Equine Park


Equine Research Park - Standardbred Tattoos

Determining your horses age from its tattoo

There are always five characters in the tattoo (either a letter and four numbers or two letters and three numbers). The first letter indicates the year of birth. The United States Trotting Association has a tattoo reserch service.

 If the first letter is:  Then the horse was born in:
 A  1982
 B  1983
 C  1984
 D  1985
 E  1986
 F  1987
 G  1988
 H  1989
 J  1990
 K  1991
 L  1992
 M  1993
 N  1994
 P  1995
 R  1996
 S  1997
 T  1998
 V  1999
 W  2000
X  2001
Z  2002