Committees - International Grading and Race Planning


INTERNATIONAL GRADING AND RACE PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (IRPAC)


On March 2002, the Executive Council of the International Federation suggested to set up the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC), entrusted with making recommendations concerning the calendar of international racing events as well as on the arrangements for ensuring the application of consistent standards worldwide to the grading of Pattern races. For this second part of its mandate, the IRPAC will base its recommendations on the ratings established by a World Ranking Supervisory Committee which will report to the IRPAC.

The following proposal was approved by the 2002 Paris Conference and the final composition and the missions of this Committee have been approved in June 2003 by the Executive Council.

Composition

Members with voting rights :

16

- Chairman :

appointed by Executive Council of IFHA

- Co-Vice-Chairmen :

appointed by Executive Council of IFHA

- Secretary :

appointed by Executive Council of IFHA

- Members :

  • 1 nominee designated by the European Pattern Committee
  • 1 nominee designated by the American Graded Stakes Committee
  • 1 nominee designated by the Canadian Graded Stakes Committee
  • 2 nominees designated by the Grading and Race Planning Committee of Asian Racing Federation
  • 1 nominee designated by OSAF Executive Committee
  • Chairman and Vice-Chairman of SITA Chairman of ICSC
  • Chairman of ICSC
  • 3 representatives of Breeders
    - 1 for America designated by TOBA
    - 1 for Europe designated by the European Federation of Breeders' Association
    - 1 for Asia designated by The Asian Racing Federation

Technical advisers :

Co-Chairmen of the World Ranking Supervisory Committee

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Missions
  • control enforcement of international criteria for grading races and implement quality control on existing Pattern or Grading systems

  • make recommendations to ICSC and SITA concerning promotions or demotions to the different parts of the international booklet

  • ratify terms of reference of World Ranking Supervisory Committee and appoint its members

  • advise on International Calendar and new International Races

  • advise any country on implementation of Pattern or Grading system

  • discuss development of World Series, ARF Series or others

  • create and update a Web site (www.IFHAonline.org) presenting the conditions of the principal international races.

The Committee will propose its terms of reference to Executive Council of IFHA.

The Committee Secretariat will ensure liaison concerning current work between formal Committee meetings (one or two per year).

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IRPAC has been chaired by Louis Romanet from its creation to October 2007.

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Current Membership

Chairman appointed by IFHA Executive Council : Carl Hamilton
Vice-Chairmen appointed by IFHA Executive Council : Frank Gabriel
Henri Pouret
IRPAC Secretary appointed by IFHA Executive Council : Ruth Quinn
*One nominee designated by the European Pattern Committee : Brian Kavanagh
* One nominee designated by the American Graded Stakes Committee : Dan Metzger
* One nominee designated by the Canadian Graded Stakes Committee: Jeff Begg

* Two nominees designated by the Grading and Race Planning Committee of Asian Racing Federation :

Hiroyuki Okuda
Greg Carpenter
* One nominee designated by the Executive Committee of OSAF: Sergio Coutinho Nogueira
* Chairman and Vice-Chairman of SITA : Vin Cox
Geoffrey Russell
* Three representatives of Breeders :
- America (designated by the US Jockey Club & TOBA):
- Europe (designated by the EFTBA):
- Asia (designated by the Asian Racing Federation) :


G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.
Andreas Tiedtke
Greg Purcell

Technical advisers : Co-Chairmen of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee: Nigel Gray
Phillip Smith
Consultant: Ciaran Kennelly


Download « Implementation of quality control on racing » (powerpoint),
presentation made by Louis Romanet at the Paris Conference held on 3 October 2005