international federation of horseracing authorities

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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All 2017 Breeders’ Cup Horses Tested Clean By Maddy Laboratory

All samples collected from 2017 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races November 3 and 4 at Del Mar underwent pre-race testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in blood. The Maddy Laboratory then conducted post-race testing of both blood and urine samples for prohibited drugs, including cobalt, collected from the first four finishers in all Breeders’Cup races and any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with CHRB protocol. The Maddy Laboratory is accredited by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and is the only racing laboratory in the Western Hemisphere certified by the International Federation […]

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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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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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IFHA Conference To Spotlight Historic Racing Venue Development

The 51st International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will spotlight historic venue development at both the Curragh in Ireland and Longchamp in France. The conference will be held on the 2nd of October 2017 in Paris, France. Presentations on redeveloping the two historic racetracks will be the […]

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IFHA Appoints Five Analytical Labs As ‘IFHA Reference Laboratories’

It was announced today by International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Chairman Louis Romanet, following the approval of the IFHA’s Executive Council, that 5 analytical laboratories have each been appointed as an “IFHA Reference Laboratory”. The 5 labs are the following: • (Australia) Racing Analytical Services Limited • (France) Laboratoire Des Courses Hippiques • (Great […]

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