Tuesday, October 11, 2016Contact: Andrew Chesser
Slides and Video Replay of 50th IFHA Conference now Available on

A video replay as well as all of the PowerPoint presentations from Monday’s 50th International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Conference can now be found at the IFHA website ( or by following the direct link at

Additionally, photos from the Conference and the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit can be found at

The 50th IFHA Conference, which was held at the offices of France Galop, was chaired by Louis Romanet. HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, one of the most prominent leaders in equine sport, delivered the keynote address to a group that included the IFHA delegation, media, and other participants.

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.

About the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA):

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing. Its 60 members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage Thoroughbred races.
Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:

    • Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW)
    • Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders
    • International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)
    • World Rankings
    • Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices
    • Harmonization of Race Day Rules
    • 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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