“Racing is now a truly global sport and business and we want to extend our reach
to the four corners of the globe.”
- Elaine Hatton / Irish Thoroughbred Marketing
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM), Great British Racing International (GBRI) and the French Racing and Breeding Committee (FRBC) announced the formation of an alliance designed to attract international investment in European racing and the bloodstock industry. The alliance will be primarily focused on promoting Europe as the premier region to source and race the best horses.
“We are very excited about this project; racing is now a truly global sport and business and we want to extend our reach to the four corners of the globe,” said ITM’s General Manager Elaine Hatton in a statement. “This alliance will also add further strength to our organizations’ activities.”
GBRI’s International Executive Carter Carnegie added: “The world may be becoming a smaller place, but equally the horseracing industry is expanding all the time and we look forward to working together with ITM and the FRBC to draw international investment in our sport in Europe.”
Capucine Houel, Executive Director at FRBC concluded, “Europe offers a wide range of opportunities in breeding and racing and our role will be to state it loud and clear.”
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News