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Push For Global Drug Rules At ARC
Brian Kavanagh, chairman of the European Pattern Committee, called for the adoption of universal medication rules during an address at the Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong yesterday, reports bloodhorse.com. "I believe that the IFHA (International Federation of Horseracing Authorities) must move to a single worldwide set of rules relating to medication and we simply must find a way of ensuring that these rules can be enforced in all member countries," said Kavanagh, who was speaking in the context of ensuring the integrity of the World's Best Racehorse Rankings, and, by extension, all Pattern races. "I realize that this is not straightforward in some countries," he said, "but in order to have value and integrity for our global rankings and our black-type system in sales catalogues, it is simply where we must go."