Five IFHA Reference Labs Appointed

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Louis Romanet | IFHA

Five analytical laboratories have each been appointed as an “IFHA Reference Laboratory”, after approval of the IFHA’s Executive Council, announced International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Chairman Louis Romanet. The laboratories are: Racing Analytical Services Limited (Australia), Laboratoire Des Courses Hippiques (France), LGC Group, Sport & Specialised Analytical Services (Great Britain), Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing Laboratory (Hong Kong) and the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, University of California at Davis (USA). All of the aforementioned labs satisfied the following criteria among others: scale of operations, resourcing, research activity and the capability to detect the use of prohibited substances including the major doping agents (MDAs).

For more information on the laboratory assessment process, go to ifhaonline.org.

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