2018 international forum for aftercare to be held in South Korea

POSTED ON  |  04-10-2017

The second International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will be held in conjunction with the 37th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) from May 13-18, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. IFAR and ARC will be hosted by the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) and Asian Racing Federation (ARF). Among the many aspects of Thoroughbred aftercare and welfare due to be addressed by speakers at next year’s forum are promotion and retraining, connecting aftercare to bettors and developing non-racing agreements for owners.
“Providing proper care for Thoroughbreds after their racing and breeding careers have ended is and should always be a priority for every racing organization in the world,” said Andrew Harding, secretary general for the Asian Racing Federation. “We look forward to sharing our best practices in that regard when the second International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) conference is held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference in Seoul in 2018.”

“The first IFAR conference, held in Washington D.C. in May, was an overwhelming success, and we are immensely proud to be hosting the second one in Seoul next year,” said Dr. Seungho Ryu, senior manager of international races for the Korea Racing Authority. The first IFAR conference, which was held in conjunction with the Pan American Conference in Washington D.C. in May 2017, featured discussions that emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment. A highlight video spotlighting the presentations and speakers from the IFAR conference has been released and can be viewed at internationalracehorseaftercare.com.

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