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IFHA 47th Annual International Conference Video Replay, Presentations now Available

Video replay and presentations from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities 47th Annual International Conference are now available at

The conference was held in Paris, France on Monday, October 7 with 51 countries represented.

IFHA Chairman Louis ROMANET stated, “The 47th annual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities brought together representatives from over 50 countries, producing a unique opportunity to discuss regional and international issues. Making this conference available to horse racing executives, professionals, participants, and fans is of our utmost priority, thus we are pleased to make available the video replay of the conference.”

The keynote speaker for the conference was Nick NICHOLSON, the former president & CEO of Keeneland Association, who discussed the conference’s main topic, Developing and Promoting International Competition.

Louis ROMANET, IFHA Chaiman and Juan Carlos CAPELLI, LONGINES’ Vice President, Head of International Marketing presented the first “LONGINES and IFHA International Award of Merit” to owner, breeder, and trainer Jim BOLGER. The LONGINES and IFHA International Award of Merit is presented to an outstanding international personality of the horseracing industry selected by a committee including the IFHA Chaiman and Vice Chairmen and Longines’ Vice President.

Reports and presentations were made or moderated by executives throughout the world at the 47th annual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities. These included executives from the Asian Racing Federation, Churchill Downs Incorporated, European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation, FOX Sports Media Group, France Galop, Hong Kong Jockey Club, IFHA, Japan Racing Association, LONGINES, O.S.A.F. (Organización Sudamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carreras), Racing Victoria, The Jockey Club, U.S.A., and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Closing remarks by IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet can be found here.

The first International Conference of Horseracing Authorities was organized and hosted by the Société d'Encouragement in Paris, France, on October 9, 1967. Since 1994, the annual conference has been organized at France Galop headquarters by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.
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