Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed: The Horse 08/09/17

Press Release: International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Chairman Louis Romanet announced Aug. 9 that, following the approval of the IFHA’s Executive Council, five analytical laboratories have each been appointed as “IFHA Reference Laboratories.” The reference laboratories include: Australia—Racing Analytical Services Limited; France—Laboratoire Des Courses Hippiques; Great Britain—LGC Group, Sport & Specialised Analytical Services; Hong

International Horse Racing Authorities Move Forward with Lab Accreditation Program: Paulick Report 10/6/16

By: Natalie Voss Progress continues on an international accreditation program for laboratories conducting drug testing on Thoroughbred racehorses, according to an update this week. Dr. Yves Bonnaire spoke before the 50th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities with additional details on the program, which was started in 2014 and should launch next year. The International Federation

Drug Testing of Racehorses by May: The Standard 3/9/16

By: Jenny Ortuoste The Philippine Racing Commission recently instituted the post-race drug testing of horses and set standards for the establishment of laboratory facilities. Approved on Feb. 3, Resolution No. 16-16 provides technical specifications for Philracom’s laboratory set-up, as well as for sampling and post-race examination units that must be established within three months by

HRI and Turf Club establish drug testing taskforce: The Irish Times 12/6/14

By Brian O'Connor Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club have established what they describe as a “taskforce” to ensure that drug testing within the racing and breeding industries will operate to the highest international standards. Tension between both organisations appeared to have deepened earlier this week in an unprecedented Turf Club request for independent