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.

To consider the global implications of policies proposed or enacted by the IFHA's Regional Groups (ARF, EMHF, OSAF, Pan-American Racing Conference). To encourage global uniformity of process and approach, (in conjunction, where relevant, with the Committee on the Harmonisation of Raceday Rules), wherever practicable and consistent with the specific aims of the individual Regional Groups.

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.

To discuss and resolve any practical difficulties encountered in the pursuit of international horseracing. To discuss developments which may impact on this pursuit, thereby seeking to pre-empt such difficulties, in conjunction with, where relevant, other IFHA Committees.

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.

To co-ordinate with the International Stud Book Committee on subjects of common interest.

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
ISBC Mr. Paul PALMER

Europe & Mediterranean :

France :

France Galop

Dr Paul Marie GADOT

Germany:

Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennen

Mr Rüdiger SCHMANNS
Dr Hubert UPHAUS

Great Britain:

BHA

Dr Paull KHAN
Mr Tim NAYLOR

Ireland:

Irish Turf Club
HRI

Mr Vincent HUGHES
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Italy:

MIPAAF

Dr Franco CASTELFRANCHI

Americas :

North America :

The US Jockey Club
ARCI

Mr Matt IULIANO
Mr Ed MARTIN

South America

O.S.A.F

Dr Ignacio PAVLOVSKY

Asia :

Australia:

Racing Australia

Mr Greg CARPENTER

Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr K .L. CHENG
Mr Kim KELLY

India:

Turf Authorities of India

Mr Behram ENGINEER

Japan:

JRA

Dr Kanichi KUSANO
Dr Yoshiharu UENO

New Zealand:

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

Mrs Julie WALKER

South Africa:

National Horseracing Authority of South Africa

Mr Colin Hall

Europe & Mediterranean/Asia :

Turkey:

Turkish Ministry of Agriculture


Turkish Stud Book

Mr Suleyman POLAT
Mr Cemil AKPINAR
Mr Ramazan COŞKUNDENIZ
Dr Ilker ALTINTAS