France Galop President Baron Edouard De Rothschild Will Not Seek Another Term

Baron Edouard de Rothschild at Haras de Meautry | Scoop Dyga

France Galop President Baron Edouard de Rothschild, who has served the French Thoroughbred industry in that role for 16 years, will not seek another term when his current one ends in December, he told Jour de Galop on Thursday.

Baron de Rothschild, who operates Haras de Meautry and has enjoyed particular success this summer with dual Group 1-winning homebred Msqe De Sevigne (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), served as president from 2003-2011 and 2015 to present.

“After thinking about it a lot this summer, I have decided not to run for the Presidency of France Galop at the end of the current mandate,” De Rothschild told the French publication on Thursday. “I had the honour of chairing France Galop for 16 years. I would now like to give more time to my family and dedicate myself to other challenges, in particular within the Rothschild Bank and in my Thoroughbred breeding.”

Former Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) President Philippe Germond revealed his candidacy for the position on Thursday evening, however his announcement was not connected to De Rothschild's decision to step down at the end of the year.

“The rumour is true because indeed, I will stand for election [to be President of France-Galop],” Germond told the JDG.

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