Equine Health Update February 2017 Issue - Page 42

EQUINE | News THE INTERNATIONAL THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS’ FEDERATION (ITBF) CONGRESS 2017 A HUGE SUCCESS PRESS RELEASE Cape Town, 19 January 2017 THE INTERNATIONAL THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS’ FEDERATION (ITBF) recently held its Congress and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cape Town, South Africa. The Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) of South Africa hosted 58 delegates from the racehorse breeders’ organisations of 19 countries worldwide. The congress was held in the Table Bay Hotel in the V& A Waterfront and included an opening dinner at The Bungalow in Camp’s Bay after sundowners on Signal Hill. A fantastic day’s racing, attending the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth racetrack as guests of Maine Chance Farms and Drakenstein Stud Farm, was enjoyed by all. Delegates also enjoyed traditional cuisine and an excellent stallion parade at Varsfontein Stud. Another highlight was the visit to Avontuur for a simply superb lunch and stallion parade. The immaculate Drakenstein Stud Farm was the final port of call for the stud and wine visits. Their exceptional stallions and delightful canapes and wine made for much dragging of feet when the attendees were expected to leave! The closing dinner was hosted at the Grand Beach. As 42 • Equine Health Update •

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