By Equine MediRecord
Our Chief Executive Officer, Pierce Dargan, and Chief Operating Officer, Finlay Dargan, were in Warsaw, Poland, to attend the European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation (EMHF) Conference.
The EMHF was founded to co-ordinate the promotion of Thoroughbred horseracing in the region, to bolster its prestige and protect its integrity, and to develop relations between the organisations responsible for running the sport. The EMHF is part of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
After a three-year delay, due to the pandemic and the war in neighbouring Ukraine, some 60 EMHF delegates and guests were delighted finally to be able to meet in Warsaw for the 2023 General Assembly. The meeting, again split over two days, featured fascinating presentations on such matters as the World Pool and its relevance to EMHF members, the relationship between the racing authority and the ‘racing Police’ in France, gene doping and its implications for the EMHF, the work of FEGENTRI and the Racing to School and National Racehorse Week initiatives in Great Britain.