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Romanet receives inaugural award in Paris

LOUIS ROMANET, chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, was given an award in honour of outstanding contribution to racing and breeding in Europe at Longchamp racecourse on Sunday. The inaugural award is set to become an annual tradition at the conclusion of the yearly meeting of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations in Paris.

The fifteenth agm was held this weekend, chaired by Joe Hernon, former chairman of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, and attended by members of 18 European countries.

Hernon said: “We fulfil a vital role in representing thoroughbred breeders at a European level in Brussels. This year has been busier than ever, with work on proposed legislation ranging from African Horse Sickness to the Animal Welfare in Transport Regulation review. We have continued to meet directly with high-level Commission officials and others to represent the interests of our members as fully as possible.”

He added: “We were delighted to present our inaugural annual award to Louis Romanet. Following on from his father and family tradition, during Mr Romanet’s tenure French racing has become the international force it is today.  His continuing work on the Pattern committee is just one example of his important contribution to the sport and of his dedication and passion for thoroughbred breeding and racing."





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