Olivier Delloye

Olivier Delloye Returns To Arqana as Chairman of the Management Board

Olivier Delloye is set to leave his role as Managing Director of France Galop and return to Arqana as Chairman of the Management Board, where he will succeed Éric Hoyeau, Arqana announced on Friday. He will be supported by Freddy Powell, currently employed as the Executive Director but who will become the Managing Director, and by the members of the Executive Committee, including Ludovic Cornuel (Bloodstock Director), Arthur Serres (Technical Director), Sylvain Gosselin (Financial Director), Agathe Capdepon (Communication & Marketing Director) and the rest of the teams. Éric Hoyeau will...

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Border Issues Rule French Out Of Racing League

Issues surrounding COVID-19 and Brexit have ruled French trainers Philippe Decouz and Edouard Monfort out of the inaugural Racing League competition. The two trainers were due to comprise one of the 12 teams taking part in the six-meeting fixture starting at Newcastle on July 29. Four Newmarket trainers--George Boughey, James Ferguson, William Knight and Stuart Williams--will instead form a replacement side, with jockeys Nicola Currie, Marco Ghiani and Daniel Muscutt their appointed riders. Olivier Delloye, chief executive officer of France Galop, said, "France Galop is disappointed that Covid and Brexit...

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IFHA Conference Begins With Discussion Of Pandemic Challenges, Opportunities

The 54th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities began on Monday in a virtual format, with a series of videos to be released over the first two weeks of October. The conference organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities is traditionally held in Paris, France on the day after the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, but the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a virtual format this year. The first panel was entitled 'Sustaining the Business of Racing and Sports in the Midst of a Global Pandemic and Economic Uncertainty.' Hosted by media...

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Delphine Violette New Commercial and Marketing Director of France Galop

Delphine Violette, 43, has been appointed the new Commercial and Marketing Director of France Galop. She started developing partnerships around international events organised by the French Rugby Federation in 2009. In 2018, she was promoted to the position of FFR Director of Marketing, Commercial and Event Activities. Violette begins her new role on Oct. 1 and succeeds Fabrice Favetto Bon. "I am very pleased to welcome Delphine Violette as Commercial and Marketing Director of France Galop," said France Galop Managing Director Olivier Delloye. "Delphine has all the experience and skills...

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French Leaders Have “Positive” Meeting With Government

French racing officials remain hopeful that racing in that country could resume behind closed doors on May 11 after a meeting with government officials on Tuesday that France Galop Chief Executive Officer Olivier Delloye described as "positive." Among those in attendance at the meeting with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Agriculture were France Galop President Edouard de Rothschild; Bertrand Meheut and Cyril Linette, chairman and director general, respectively, of the PMU and Jean-Pierre Barjon, President of LeTROT, the governing body of trot racing. "It was a positive...

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Au-Dela des Pistes Bridges Gaps for Aftercare

Heightened awareness of animal welfare causes and the plight of retired racehorses over the past 30 years has dramatically changed the landscape in Thoroughbred aftercare and it continues to evolve as more racing jurisdictions recognize the need for institutional aftercare funding. Organizations forming now to provide safe and meaningful retirement for Thoroughbreds have the benefit of an enlightened racing and breeding industry. In the past, the road to establishing necessary partnerships with racing and breeding organizations was often a dead-end. Now, the path is much more direct. For Au-Delà des...

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