Committees - Technical Advisory Committee


STATEMENT AT THE INCEPTION OF THE COMMITTEE

In view of recent developments on the international racing scene, such as a reorganisation in some countries and the emergence of new areas on the international racing scene, the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has decided to enlarge its membership base while maintaining a balanced distribution of votes between the three main racing regions in the world : North and South America, Asia and Europe.

At its meeting on March 2002, the Executive Council discussed the future status of those Committees, formerly under International Executive Liaison Committee's authority, particularly that of the International Departmental Meeting (IDM) and decided that, in its place, a new body, the "Technical Advisory Committee" (TAC) should be formed with somewhat amended Terms of Reference and an expanded membership, as follows:

The TAC held its first meeting in Paris on February 2003.

CURRENT TERMS OF REFERENCE

MISSION
To facilitate the smooth running and administration of horseracing internationally (before, during and after the event) by determining, and encouraging adherence to, best practice in regard to procedures and rules of racing.


AIMS


With the above mission in mind, to keep under review, and to recommend to the Executive Council appropriate amendments or additions to, the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering.

1.    to keep under review, and to recommend to the Executive Council appropriate amendments or additions to, the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (IABRW). 
2.    To act as the conduit committee for the IABRW. In this capacity, the TAC is to:
    a.    receive all proposals for changes to the IABRW where these have not been generated by the TAC itself; 
    b.    consider each such proposal in the context of the IABRW as a whole; 
    c.    suggest, to the committee sponsoring each such proposal, any amendments to the proposal to ensure the internal consistency of the IABRW, prior to making final     recommendations to the Executive Council.
3.    To consider the global implications of policies proposed or enacted by the IFHA's Regional Groups (ARF, EMHF, OSAF, Pan-American Racing Conference) and to encourage global uniformity of process and approach, (in conjunction, where relevant, with the Committee on the Harmonisation of Racing Rules), wherever practicable and consistent with the specific aims of the individual Regional Groups.
4.    To provide a vehicle through which advice and education may be provided, to developing racing nations in particular, on policies and the practical application of rules and procedures in respect of the administration of horseracing.
5.    To discuss and resolve any practical difficulties encountered in the pursuit of international horseracing, and to discuss developments which may impact on this pursuit, thereby seeking to pre-empt such difficulties, in conjunction with, where relevant, other IFHA Committees.
6.    To address the administrative implications of the movement of racehorses between countries and their traceability, to complement the work of the International Movement of Horses Committee.
7.    To co-ordinate with the International Stud Book Committee on subjects of common interest.
8.    To provide a channel for regular communication between racing administrators internationally, so as to allow agile reaction to practical issues, as they emerge.

 

Composition:

 

Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Members :
- IFHA : the Technical Adviser on regulatory matters
- ISBC : 1 representative

- Europe :
  • European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation
- Americas :
  • North America & The Caribbean
  • OSAF
- Asia :
  • Asian Racing Federation

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Current Membership

 

Chairman :
Mr. Andrew HARDING
(Hong Kong Jockey Club & Executive Director, IFHA)

Vice-Chairman :
Dr. Paull KHAN
(European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation Secretary General)
IFHA   Mr Andrew CHESSER
Secretary General
Weatherbys/ISBC   Mr. Simon COOPER
Ms. Lucy ROSE

Europe & Mediterranean :
   

France :

France Galop

Mr Samuel FARGEAT

Germany:

Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennen

Mr Rüdiger SCHMANNS
Dr Hubert UPHAUS

Great Britain:

BHA

Dr Paull KHAN
Mr Tim NAYLOR

Ireland:

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board
HRI

Ms Cliodhna GUY
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Italy:

MIPAAF

Dr Franco CASTELFRANCHI

Americas :

North America :

The US Jockey Club

ARCI

Mr Matt IULIANO
Ms. Kristin WERNER
Mr Ed MARTIN
South America O.S.A.F
Oscar BERTOLETTI
 

Asia :
     

Australia:

Racing Australia

Mr Myles FOREMAN
Ms. Jacqueline STEWART
 

Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr K .L. CHENG
Mr Kim KELLY
Mr. James OGILVY

India:

Turf Authorities of India

Mr Satish AYER
Mr Niranjan SINGH BHATI
 

Japan:

JRA

Mr. Atsushi KIKUTA
Dr Kanichi KUSANO

New Zealand:

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

Ms Julie WALKER
 

South Africa:

National Horseracing Authority of South Africa

Mr Vee MOODLEY
 

Europe & Mediterranean/Asia :
   

Turkey:

The Jockey Club of Turkey

Ms Aybegüm CANBOLAT