The International
Thoroughbred
Breeders’ Federation Conference Tokyo 2024

Sunday 19th May - Thursday 23rd May

About the ITBF Conference Tokyo 2024

The Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association is pleased to welcome Thoroughbred industry dignitaries from around the world for the 2024 ITBF Conference in Tokyo. In addition to the ITBF Veterinary Meeting and General Meeting to be held in the heart of Tokyo, the week-long conference will be filled with events including racing (Japanese Oaks) at the magnificent Tokyo Racecourse and a trip to the northern island of Hokkaido which will feature visits to premier Thoroughbred facilities in Japan's main breeding area, including the world-renowned Shadai Stallion Station. We hope to see you all in Japan in May 2024.

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Schedule

Saturday 18th May

-Arrival Day-

Delegates arrive in Tokyo

19:00-21:00

“Welcome Reception” at CHINA BLUE in Conrad Tokyo
Buffet Style Dinner, Dress Code: Casual

“Visit to Tokyo Racecourse -Japanese Oaks-”
10:00 Bus departs from Conrad Tokyo
Dress Code: Smart (Jacket and tie for gentlemen, corresponding attire for ladies)
16:00 Bus departs Racecourse for hotel

19:00-21:00

“Welcome Dinner” at Conrad Tokyo
Formal Dinner, Dress Code: Smart (Jacket and tie for gentlemen, corresponding attire for ladies)

Monday 20th  May

-Travel to Hokkaido-

“Hokkaido Tour” (Visit to stud farms, stay in Hokkaido)

8:30

Bus departs from Conrad Tokyo
See the itinerary

10:30-12:00

Flight : Haneda⇒Chitose

13:00-14:30

Lunch (Northern Horse Park)
Dress Code: Casual

15:00-15:30

Tour of Shadai Stallion Station

(Kitasan Black, Equinox, Lord Kanaloa, Maurice, Suave Richard, Contrail, Kizuna)

16:30-17:00

Tour of Darley Japan

(Palace Malice, Adayar, Hukum, Will Take Charge)

19:30-21:30

Dinner at Eclipse Hotel, Shizunai
Dress Code: Casual
Overnight stay: Eclipse Hotel, Shizunai

Tuesday 21st  May

-Travel to Hokkaido-

10:00-10:30

Tour of JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station

(Declaration of War, Caravaggio, Makfi, Bago, Noble Mission, Johannesburg)

12:00-13:00

Lunch (Urakawa Wellington Hotel)
Dress Code: Casual

13:30-14:30

Tour of JRA Hidaka Training Farm and BTC

17:00-18:00

Dinner (Forest Spa Resort Hokkaido Hotel)
Dress Code: Casual

20:00-21:45

Flight : Obihiro⇒Haneda

22:30

Bus arrives at Conrad Tokyo

Wednesday 22nd May

-ITBF Meeting-

AM

Free time
※Lunch provided for Veterinary Conference delegates

14:00

“ITBF Veterinary Conference” at Conrad Tokyo

(Accompanying person’s program: See the itinerary )

Thursday 23rd May

-ITBF Meeting-

9:30

“ITBF General Meeting” at Conrad Tokyo
※Lunch included for ITBF delegates

(Accompanying person’s program: See the itinerary )

19:00-21:00

“Farewell Dinner” at Conrad Tokyo
Formal Dinner, Dress Code: Smart (Jacket and tie for gentlemen, corresponding attire for ladies)

Friday 24th May

-Departure Day-

Delegates depart

Sunday 26th May

-Optional-

(Optional) Racing at Tokyo Racecourse -Japanese Derby-
10:00 Bus departs from Conrad Tokyo
Dress code: Smart (Jacket and tie for gentlemen, corresponding attire for ladies)
16:00 Bus departs Racecourse for hotel

Conference Venue & Accommodation

Conference Venue
&
Accommodation

CONRAD TOKYO

CONRAD TOKYO

Conrad Tokyo, the venue of the ITBF Conference Tokyo 2024 is located in the heart of Tokyo Shiodome, where conference participants will be staying.

Encompassing floors 28–37 of the Shiodome skyscraper, the hotel overlooks Tokyo Bay and the ancient Hamarikyu Gardens. Next to Shiodome Subway Station, providing easy access to central Tokyo, and the iconic Toyosu Fish Market is four kilometers away.

Conrad Tokyo official website

Delegates’ hotel room bookings must be made via the ITBF registration process to receive the special rate.

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Location & Travel information

Conrad Tokyo
Address:1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-7337, Japan

Events

Hokkaido Tour

Monday 20th May

08:30
Coach departs Conrad Tokyo on to Haneda Airport
10:30
Departure from Haneda Airport
12:00
Arrival at New Chitose Airport
13:00
Lunch at Northern Horse Park
Dress Code: Casual
15:00
Shadai Stallion Station
(Kitasan Black, Equinox, Lord Kanaloa, Maurice, Suave Richard, Contrail, Kizuna)
16:30
Darley Japan Stallion Complex
(Palace Malice, Adayar, Hukum, Will Take Charge)
18:30
Arrival at Eclipse Hotel Shizunai
19:30
Dinner at Eclipse Hotel Shizunai
Dress Code: Casual

*The schedule is subject to change

Shadai Stallion Station

Shadai Stallion Station

Tuesday 21st May

09:30
Coach departs Eclipse Hotel Shizunai on to JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station
10:00
JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station
(Declaration of War, Caravaggio, Makfi, Bago, Noble Mission, Johannesburg)
12:00
Lunch (Urakawa Wellington Hotel)
Dress Code: Casual
17:00
Dinner (Forest Spa Resort Hokkaido Hotel)
Dress Code: Casual
20:00
Departure from Obihiro Airport
21:45
Arrival at Haneda Airport
22:30
Arrival at Conrad Tokyo

*The schedule is subject to change

Shizunai Stallion Station

JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station

JRA Hidaka Training Farm

JRA Hidaka Training Farm

Bloodhorse Training Center

Bloodhorse Training Center

Tokyo Tour
Accompanying person's program

Wednesday 22nd May

11:30
Coach departs Conrad Tokyo
11:50
Lunch (TBA)
16:00
Arrival at Conrad Tokyo

*The schedule is subject to change

Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu is one of the well-known Shinto shrines in Japan, which has a large area (70 ha.) of forest in the middle of the Tokyo metropolis.
Once you step onto the grounds, you will forget that you are in a busy city and will find scenes of Japanese tradition in a tranquil setting surrounded by greenery. The shrine was established in 1920 to honor Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, who took the initiative to establish a foundation for a modernized Japan.

Kintsugi

Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a unique Japanese culture that has been used since ancient times to repair earthenware.
Using natural lacquer and pure gold, the process restores the pieces to their original state, making them both stronger and beautiful, safer for the body and the soul.
Instead of removing the cracks and chips resulting from deterioration (sabi), the beauty is found in the imperfect state (wabi), and the scenery decorated with gold has the spirit of "wabi sabi”. It also has the spirit of "MOTTAINAI”. This word means "to have no true identity," in other words, "to act in a manner that is not in line with one's true nature". This includes not only throwing away things that can still be used, but also behavior of abandoning dreams and careers that have been built up, and losing sight of how things are meant to be.
Kintsugi not only means to conserve resources, but also to cherish the various setbacks and hardships we face, and to live stronger, beautiful lives.

Thursday 23rd May

11:30
Coach departs Conrad Tokyo
12:00
Lunch (TBA)
13:10
Asakusa (Senso-ji, Nakamise)
14:20
Sumidagawa River Cruise
16:00
Arrival at Conrad Tokyo

*The schedule is subject to change

Senso-ji

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Known throughout Japan, it is the temple of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu), who embodies the mercy of all Buddhas. This important center of religious faith draws 30 million worshippers every year.