Friday, October 05, 2018Contact: Andrew Chesser
Open Forum of the IFHA Conference to be Live Streamed

The 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities will be available on the IFHA’s website ( beginning at approximately 10:00 CEST (GMT+1) on Monday 8 October via live stream. Additionally, a replay of the Conference will be posted in the days following the event.

The main morning session will focus on wagering, with discussions held concerning the rise of world pools, harnessing technology, and measures to increase field sizes.

Other morning panels will include an update on the IFHA strategic plan, an update on the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for British racing published by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), a gene doping control update, and the introduction of a new IFHA affiliate member candidate, the Equestrian Federation of Iran.

The afternoon sessions will cover jockey health, welfare, and safety as well as rules harmonisation.

The full agenda of the conference can be found at

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
•           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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