Destination Europe is a strategic alliance between Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM), French Racing & Breeding Committee (FRBC), Great British Racing International (GBRI), German Thoroughbred Marketing (GTM) and the European Breeders Fund (EBF). Our aim is to promote the success of European-bred winners on the international stage as well as attract international owners and trainers to invest in European bloodstock and race their horses for Europe's most prestigious prizes.
Kerry Murphy Chief Executive of the EBF
Office: +44 1638 667960
European Breeders’ Fund
Since its launch in 1983, the European Breeders Fund has allocated over €100,000,000 to the European horse racing industry.
Funded almost entirely by contributions from stallion owners, the EBF is a major contributor to prize money as well as supporting vital veterinary research. This non profit making trust has stood the test of time and is the most important vehicle that the bloodstock industry has to support and nurture racing throughout the member countries. With representatives and trustees from within the bloodstock industry in each country, the head office is based in Newmarket.
Clement Porcher International Development
French Racing & Breeding Committee
The French Racing and Breeding Committee is the gateway to France for those seeking to be involved in the sport in France at all levels.
Whether an industry professional, a would-be owner or a racing enthusiast, the FRBC is on hand to welcome you to France and assist you in discovering and investing in French racing and breeding.
Under the organisation’s motto of ‘help, inform, advise and personalise’, the FRBC provides genuine insight into France’s racing culture, impressive venues and investment potential. By working closely with the French racing industry, the FRBC can connect you to the right professional at the right time to ensure that you get the best from your experience in France.
Amanda Prior General Manager
Office: + 44 (0)207 152 0188
Mobile: + 44 (0)7471 216 075
Great British Racing International
Great British Racing International provides a bespoke service for those seeking to invest at the highest level in British racing and breeding.
Britain boasts many of the greatest days in the sport of horseracing, with Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby just two of the outstanding sporting events that draw industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Racing in Britain is a thriving sport that blends a rich history with a vibrant presence at a variety of unique racecourses and historic stud farms.
GBRI shines the spotlight on British racing and breeding by promoting the very best of the sport in Britain and the numerous successes of British-bred and trained horses around the world.
For anyone seeking to become involved in racing and breeding in Britain, whether as an owner, breeder or sponsor, GBRI is on hand to offer help and advice to ensure investors enjoy the very best that horseracing in Britain has to offer.
Office: 0049 1627332339
German Thoroughbred Marketing
The 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist, the 2011 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Danedream, along with her fellow King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor Novellist were just three fantastic advertisements for quality of racing and breeding in Germany.
German Thoroughbred Marketing works to promote the success of horses bred, trained and raced in Germany, showcasing the success German-breds enjoy on the worldwide stage, as well as highlighting the strength and depth of the German breeding industry.
GTM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Owners’ and Breeders’ Association (Besitzervereinigung), is available to assist anyone in becoming involved in breeding and racing in Germany.
Charles O'Neill CEO
Office: +353 45 44 3072
Mobile: +353 87 253 5253
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing
With a long history of success in producing some of the best racehorses in the world, Ireland is a leading venue for those seeking to own, breed and buy thoroughbreds.
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing was established to promote Ireland as the leading source for the production and sale of quality thoroughbreds worldwide. Supported by the Irish Government and backed by the Irish bloodstock industry, ITM can ensure absolute integrity and impartiality in all the assistance it offers.
For those overseas investors seeking information on any aspect of the Irish racing and bloodstock industry, ITM should be the first port of call. From an introduction to the sport at one of Ireland’s many colourful racecourses to visits to the stud farms that house many of the world’s leading stallions, to purchasing from one of Ireland’s three leading thoroughbred auction houses, ITM can offer all the help you need in planning your experience of Irish horseracing.