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|Video Replay and Presentations Available from the 53rd IFHA Conference|
The PowerPoint presentations and video replay from the 53rd International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Conference can now be found at the IFHA website (ifhaonline.org) or by following the direct link at https://ifhaonline.org/default.asp?section=Resources&area=10&conf=53&cYr=2019.
The gathering was held at the offices of France Galop in Paris, France, and was chaired by Louis Romanet. Horse welfare and public perception took centerstage during the 53rd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities.
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.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing. Its members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage Thoroughbred races.
Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:
• Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders
• International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)
• World Rankings
• The fight against Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices
• Harmonization of Race Day Rules
• Certification of IFHA Reference Labs
• Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally
The IFHA is a foundation member with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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