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IFHA Sets Agenda For Paris Conference; 50 Racing Countries To Be Represented

The 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will be held on October 8 in Paris, France. The all-day conference will cover a myriad of pressing topics, including strategic measures to stimulate turnover; the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys; and rules harmonisation. The main morning session […]

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Longines/IFHA International Award Of Merit To Magnier Family, Aidan O’Brien

The Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the driving forces behind Coolmore and the Ballydoyle Racing Stable, have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. They will be honored on Tuesday Aug. 14, in Dublin, […]

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Timeform: IFHA Should Strip American Races Of Grade Status Pending Medication Reform

Timeform devoted space in its recently-published annual digest for 2017 to a few shots at American racing’s drug rules, according to a report by The Guardian. The data company suggested that use of raceday medication in the States raises questions about whether American race results can be taken seriously and what difference raceday Lasix really […]

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IFHA’s Executive Council Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

The Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to a stringent anti-doping policy and has authorized the IFHA Chairman to directly engage with relevant racing jurisdictions to emphasize the importance of implementation of this policy. “The Federation’s commitment to a stringent anti-doping policy has been a core […]

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IFHA Adopts Model Interference Rule To ‘Achieve Greater Uniformity In Raceday Rules’

The Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) today unanimously approved a change to its International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (IABRW), as recommended by its International Harmonisation of Raceday Rules Committee (IHRRC), to establish a model interference rule. “Achieving greater uniformity in raceday rules is important to the development of […]

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Six Takeaways From The 51st Annual IFHA Conference

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities held its 51st annual conference in Paris on Monday with a focus on Thoroughbred aftercare, uniform rules, international wagering, and racetrack improvements. If you weren’t in Paris for the event, here are a few takeaways: Aftercare wasn’t always an uncomfortable topic for breeders – it was once a faux […]

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2017 IFHA Conference: Racing In A Global Market, Racehorse Aftercare Among Wide Array Of Topics Discussed

Historic venue development at both the Curragh in Ireland and Longchamp in France were in the spotlight during the 51st Conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), held today in Paris, France. The first International Conference of Horseracing Authorities was organized and hosted by the Société d’Encouragement in Paris, France, on October 9, […]

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IFHA Reference Laboratory Program Progressing, Aims To Inspire Labs To Step Up

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities’ reference laboratory accreditation program continues work towards its mission to raise lab standards across the world, according to a presentation at the organization’s annual conference Monday. Louis Romanet, chairman of the IFHA, reported five labs have met the organization’s standards, including University of California-Davis in the U.S. and LGC […]

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Lifestyle Marketing May Be The Best Way To Attract New Owners

According to a recent survey in Ireland, owners value the lifestyle and experience of attending the races over profit and prize money. Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh presented figures on owner motivation as part of the recent International Federation of Horseracing Authorities conference in Paris. Additional speakers on the topic included Olivier Delloye, director […]

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Owers: OTTBs Deserve Good Life And ‘A Good Death,’ Even If It Means Euthanasia Or Slaughter

At the 50th annual conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in Paris last week, horse welfare experts encouraged racing officials to take a proactive approach to racehorse aftercare. A difference in cultural thinking was also on display, as welfare groups provided international leaders with a few pieces of advice that might be termed […]

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