A long-time horseman and member of the Rothschild banking family, Rothschild served two terms as President of France Galop from 2004-2011 before being defeated by Bertrand de Belinguier in 2011. He was re-elected in the 2015 polls to once again be in charge of France Galop.
Rothschild has tagged Jean d’Indy to continue as vice-president in charge of jump racing – a post he has held under the last two regimes – while Jean-Pierre Columbu will become vice-president for Flat racing in place of Malivet.
A member of the prominent Anglo-French banking family, 57-year-old Rothschild’s owning and breeding activities revolve around the Haras de Meautry.
FRANCE GALOP, the governing body of French horse racing, was created on 3 May 1995 by the merger between three horse racing associations: the Société d’Encouragement et des Steeple-Chases de France, the Société de Sport de France and the Société Sportive d’Encouragement.
Every year, FRANCE GALOP organizes some of the most prestigious races in the world:
Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp
Prix de Diane at Chantilly
Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly
Gras Savoye Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil
Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp