IFHA Equine Prohibited Substances Advisory Council Appoints New Members

POSTED ON  |  06-09-2018

Terrence Wan
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has appointed a new chairman and vice chairman to its Equine Prohibited Substances Advisory Council, effective Sept. 1, IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet announced Sept. 3. Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s chief advisor of doping control, will serve as Equine Prohibited Substances Advisory Council chairman and Ludovic Baillyâ?Chouriberry, MSc, PhD, director of Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques (LCH), in Verrières le Buisson, France, will serve as vice-chairman.

“Ensuring the quality and fairness of racing in the interest of all industry stakeholders is the most critical mission of the IFHA,” said Romanet. “Our advisory council is the peak body to advise racing authorities on best governance for doping control, to provide recommendations on benchmarks for testing and standards of research, and to promote ways of attaining international uniformity in these areas.”

“For several years, the advisory council has been skillfully been led by Professor Ed Houghton (BSc, PhD) as chairman, and the late Dr. Yves Bonnaire (PhD) as vice-chairman,” he continued. “Our federation is eternally grateful to the vital research and counsel Professor Houghton and Dr. Bonnaire provided to global horse racing in the area of doping control.”

Romanet said the IFHA is “extremely fortunate” to have Wan and Bailly-Chouriberry take on their new roles on the Equine Prohibited Substances Advisory Council. “Dr. Terence Wan and Dr. Ludovic Baillyâ?Chouriberry have served on this group for many years, both being directors of two of the most cutting-edge analytical laboratories in the world, with Dr. Wan only recently retiring from that role,” he said. “Both the Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing Laboratory and the … LCH are among the five analytical laboratories that were appointed as IFHA Reference Laboratories in 2017, a testament to their scale of operations, resourcing, research activity, and capability to detect the use of prohibited substances, including the major doping agents (MDAs).”

Additionally, Wan was appointed as chairman of the Reference Laboratory Technical Committee (RLTC) and a nonvoting member of the Reference Laboratory Appointment Committee (RLAC). The RLAC decides on the appointment, suspension, and revocation of appointment as an IFHA Reference Laboratory for applicants and those wishing to keep their appointment status. The RLTC’s objective is to train RLAC-appointed assessors and act as a source of counsel to assessors and the RLAC on individual assessments, as well as to provide advice on revisions to the application process.

About Wan
On Aug. 1, Wan was appointed as chief doping control advisor at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. For almost 20 years prior, he served as head of the Hong Kong Jokey Club’s Racing Laboratory and chief racing chemist. In that role, Wan oversaw 64 full time staff in a world-class racing laboratory specializing in identifying the use of banned substances and banned methods in equine, human, canine, and camel biological samples from regulatory authorities in Hong Kong, overseas, and Mainland China for the purpose of doping control.

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