THE AFAC MISSION

10.03.2017

THE AFAC MISSION

Since 1988, the AFAC’s (previously Racing Commission of the ACA) mission is to inform, defend and promote the French Purebred Arabian bloodstock and with France Galop, to organize the Arabian racing program in France. (Image Logo France Galop + image logo Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club).

« Thank you to our sponsors, partners, members and volunteers who support our association. » Yves Plantin

 

AFAC’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President:                   Yves PLANTIN

Vice-President:           Axelle NÈGRE de WATRIGANT

Secretary:                   Jean-Paul LARRIEU

Treasurer:                    Jean-Marc de WATRIGANT

Director:                     Nicole KRAFT

Executive Members:

Jean-Pierre DEROUBAIX

Gilles FLOTTES

Thomas FOURCY

Didier GIETHLEN

Jean-Luc JARDEL

Robert LITT

Chloé MARCHANDET

Hassan MOUSLI

Sergio RAFFAELLO

Mathieu TALLEUX

Damien de WATRIGANT

AN ASSOCIATION NEEDED FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE BREED

The quality of the bloodstock and French races recognized in the world

France has the most prestigious Purebred Arabian racing calendar.

The quality of the French bloodstock is based on a selection started 150 years ago, which allows our French breeders to export their production. This selection attracts a lot of foreign investors, who do not hesitate to bring their mares and best stallions to France.

This success is the result of the dedication of French breeders and professionals of the Purebred Arabian world, trainers, jockeys, etc. who also work and export horses abroad.

Purebred Arabian races in France today

In 2017, 84 races are planned in France, including 26 Group PA races, for a total of € 3,077,000 in prize money.

RAWAH wins the Prix Amer sponsored by the Haras du Grand Courgeon in Craon

In 2017, 18 French racecourses will welcome Purebred Arabian races. In 2016, 300 horses, owned by 88 different owners were in training with 30 different trainers.

 

AFAC 2017 MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS

Any professional can become a member of AFAC as long as he fullfills the following criteria:

  • pays the € 100 yearly membership fee and

  • is:
  • a breeder or owner of a Purebred Arabian horse, intended for flat racing and based at a French breeding operation or
  • is an owner or trainer of at least one Purebred Arabian racehorse, registered in training in France with France Galop or
  • is a professional who exercises an activity within the Purebred Arabian racing industry in France and

  • is approved by the board members and

  • agrees to a direct debit of 4% on the breeders’ premiums received for all Purebred Arabian racehorses (i.e. : € 40 for a Breeders’ premium of € 1,000)

Every member of AFAC automatically becomes a member of the French Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, benefitting of their publications and services, and therefore accepts a direct debit of 4% on the breeders’ premiums he receives for his racehorses.

Publication of the Stallion Guide and The Annual Review

In partnership with Edimédia, the AFAC sends out the annual publications of the Stallion Guide (stallion statistics in France, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and in Great-Britain) and of The Annual Review, to over 1,200 actors of the industry including 700 abroad: breeders, owners, trainers, institutions… The French Annual Review is a reference worldwide. It contains all the racing results in France and Group I PA in the world, all the statistics for French races (breeder, owner, jockey, horse and trainer rankings…) and for horses in the United Arab Emirates.

Regularly in Jour de Galop

On the initiative of the AFAC, The French Purebred Arabian edited by Jour de Courses Editions is sent to all the actors of the sector in France and abroad. This publication, translated in English, goes back over all the important results of the races in France and in the world. It is made of various articles: pedigree analysis, presentation of breeders, etc.

 

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