During the last century, the increasing globalization of the Thoroughbred industry led to a rise within the world of horseracing, where economic and social interests that weren´t previously relevant, began to emerge. Thus, the need arose amongst the South American racing Nations, to create a stronger bond with organizations related to the racing activity at an International level, and in 1958 the Organización Sudamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera (South American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbred) was created.
The main objectives of our Organization are:
Each year, OSAF organices and stages the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1) (former Gran Premio Asociación Latinoamericana de Jockey Clubes e Hipódromos). This is an itinerant race, changing venues and countries every year, featuring the most remarkable Thoroughbreds of our region, from at least 5 Latin American countries, and it is also the race with the largest pursemoney in South America.
OSAF is member of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC).
Since 2014, OSAF has the support of Longines as official partner, official watch and official chronometer.