IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet Joins WHOA

POSTED ON  |  12-07-2017

Louis Romanet
The following statement was released by the Water, Hay Oats Alliance from their newest member Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities: “I am pleased to see the reintroduction of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, which will bring the United States closer to international standards of doping control rules, in-competition and out-of-competition testing, and enhanced laboratory proficiency standards, requirements, procedures, and protocols. “I support WHOA and other likeminded individuals and organizations who support stricter and more uniform measures of doping control.

“The main objective of racing regulators is to protect the integrity of horseracing and the welfare of the horse through controlling the use of prohibited substances. Under no uncertain terms horses should compete only when free from the influence of medication and drugs and there is a clear need for worldwide harmonization of rules that implement such doping control policies.

“It is vitally important that racing authorities all over the world adhere to strict measures of doping control as detailed in Article 6 of the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering. Harmonious rules, regulations, and protocols are critical to the development of global racing, as well as in one's own country, and to the safeguarding of fair play for participants, bettors, and stakeholders all around the world.”

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