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Cape Town 2020

38th Asian Racing Conference

The 38th ARC, Cape Town 2020

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The 38th ARC, Cape Town 2020

Conference Information

Date
February 18 - 23, 2020
Venue
Cape Town International Convention Centre 2
Sessions and Events
10+
Sessions and Events
Participants
500+
Participants
Regions and Jurisdictions
40
Regions and Jurisdictions Represented
Speakers
50+
Speakers
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Sessions

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Session 1

Wagering and Digitalisation

February 19, 2020

Speakers

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges GBS JP

ARF Chairman, and CEO, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Andrew Harding

ARF Secretary General, and Executive Director, Racing, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Stephen Wise

Senior Vice President, Consulting, Asia Pacific, NTT Ltd Asia Pacific

Richard Cheung

Executive Director of Customer and Marketing, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Paul Cross

General Manager, International Business Development, Tabcorp Holdings Limited

George Irvine

Commingling Development Director, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Alastair Warwick

Chief Operating Officer, Ascot

John Stuart

Group CEO, Phumelela Gaming & Leisure

Session 2

Exploring Innovative Race Concepts

February 19, 2020

Speakers

Dr Makoto Inoue

Vice-Chairman, Asian Racing Federation, Presidential Counselor for International Affairs, Japan Racing Association

Peter V’landys AM

CEO, Racing NSW

Shuji Kashiwada

General Manager of International Department, Japan Racing Association

Giles Thompson

CEO, Racing Victoria

Brian Kavanagh

Chairman, European Pattern Committee, Chief Executive, Horse Racing Ireland

Session 3

Fan Engagement through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship

February 19, 2020

Speakers

Greg Nichols

Chairman, Racing Australia, Director, Racing Victoria (Chair)

Richard Keddie

Producer, Ride Like A Girl

Michelle Payne

Jockey and Trainer

Aly Vance

TV presenter, Host of CNN Winning Post

Andrew Catterall

CEO, racing.com

Giles Morgan

Independent Consultant; Formerly, Global head of Sponsorship for HSBC

Nick Goggans

CEO, PumpJack Dataworks

Session 4

Protecting Racing’s Integrity

February 20, 2020

Speakers

Ray Murrihy

Integrity Consultant

Prof. Jack Anderson

Director of Sports Law, University of Melbourne

Brett Clothier

Head of Athletics Integrity Unit

Annamarie Phelps CBE

Chair, British Horseracing Authority, Vice-Chair, British Olympic Association

Leo Schlink

Sports Reporter, The Herald Sun

Session 5

For Racing’s Integrity, and Engaging Government Agencies: The Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce

February 20, 2020

Speakers

Douglas Robinson

Deputy Chairman, ARF Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce, Senior Due Diligence and Research Manager, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Thomas Chignell

ARF Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce Member, Executive Manager, Racing Integrity & Betting Analysis, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Brant Dunshea

ARF Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce Member, Chief Regulatory Officer, British Horseracing Authority

Tim Robinson

ARF Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce Member, General Manager, Intelligence and Integrity Services, Racing Victoria

Session 6

Racecourses, Racing and the community

February 20, 2020

Speakers

Dr Makoto Inoue

Vice-Chairman, Asian Racing Federation, Presidential Counselor for International Affairs, Japan Racing Association

Masayuki Goto

President & CEO, Japan Racing Association

Kenji Takagi

General Manager of Design Division in Digital Design Office and Deputy General Manager of Construction Management Dept., Yamashitasekkei INC

Dr Phumla Mnganga

Vice Chairperson, Gold Circle Racing and Betting

Don Casboult

Chairman, Moonee Valley Racing Club

Paul Roberts

Director, Turnberry, Consulting

Session 7

Ensuring the Wellbeing of Racing’s Athletes

February 20, 2020

Speakers

Victoria Carter ONZM

Deputy Chair, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

Anthony Delpech

Former Jockey

Michelle Payne

Jockey and Trainer

Graham Bailey

Headmaster, South African Jockey Academy

Dr Kirsten Van Heerden

Sport Psychologist, Newton Agency

Session 8

Equine Welfare

February 21, 2020

Speakers

Louis Romanet

Chairman, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities

Mike de Kock

International Racehorse Trainer

Jamie Stier

Chair, IFHA Horse Welfare Committee, Executive General Manager, Integrity Services, Racing Victoria

Tom Reilly

CEO, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia

Kristin Werner

Senior Legal Counsel, The Jockey Club

Dr Dionne Benson

Chief Veterinary Officer, The Stronach Group

Session 9

Engaging with the Government as a Stakeholder

February 21, 2020

Speakers

The Hon. Martin Pakula

Minister for Racing; Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade; Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Victoria, Australia

Andrew Harding

ARF Secretary General, and Executive Director, Racing, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Bernard Saundry

Chief Executive, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

Moses Tembe

Chairman, Phumelela Gaming & Leisure

Session 10

Major Developments and Current Strategies in the Asian Region

February 21, 2020

Speakers

Andrew Harding

ARF Secretary General, and Executive Director, Racing, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Tomoyuki Takamatsu

Deputy General Manager of Miho Training Center, Japan Racing Association

Bernard Saundry

Chief Executive, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

Dr Seungho Ryu

General Manager, International Department, Korea Racing Authority

Session 11

Promoting the International Movement of Horses

February 21, 2020

Speakers

Adrian Todd

Managing Director, South African Equine Health and Protocols NPC

Dr Mpho Maja

Director of Animal Health, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

John Grewar

Managing Director, South African Equine Health and Protocols NPC

Baptiste Dungu

CEO, Onderstepoort Biological Products

Press Room

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Closing Ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference and 2022 venue announced

Closing Ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference and 2022 venue announced

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Closing Ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference and 2022 venue announced

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After an engaging and informative week, the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) closed on Friday evening, 21 February with Mr. Andrew Harding, Secretary-General of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) and Executive Director, Racing, of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, thanking the forum’s South African hosts and announcing the venue for the 2022 ARC at a gala closing ceremony in Cape Town’s International Convention Centre.

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Equine Welfare

Equine Welfare

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Equine Welfare

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Mr. Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), led the eighth Plenary Session, entitled ‘Equine Welfare’, on Friday morning, the final day of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Engaging with the Government as a stakeholder

Engaging with the Government as a stakeholder

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Engaging with the Government as a stakeholder

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Throughout the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), there are different approaches being implemented across jurisdictions, regions and projects. This was the focus of the penultimate 10th Plenary Session of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, titled 'Major developments and current strategies in the Asian Region'. The session featured presentations and case studies about China, Japan, New Zealand and Korea.

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Major developments and current strategies in the Asian Region

Major developments and current strategies in the Asian Region

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Major developments and current strategies in the Asian Region

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Throughout the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), there are different approaches being implemented across jurisdictions, regions and projects. This was the focus of the penultimate 10th Plenary Session of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, titled 'Major developments and current strategies in the Asian Region'. The session featured presentations and case studies about China, Japan, New Zealand and Korea.

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Promoting the international movement of horses

Promoting the international movement of horses

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Promoting the international movement of horses

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Host Mr. David Eades introduced the 11th and final Plenary Session of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) on Friday afternoon in Cape Town, South Africa, entitled Promoting the international movement of horses. Pointing out that South Africa racing and breeding has been held back by African Horse Sickness (AHS), Mr. Eades explained that the session would explore where South Africa was, where it is right now and where it plans to be in the future.

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Introduction to the business sessions of the 38th Asian Racing Conference

Introduction to the business sessions of the 38th Asian Racing Conference

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Introduction to the business sessions of the 38th Asian Racing Conference

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Mr. Andrew Harding, Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Secretary General, and Executive Director, Racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, on behalf of Mr.Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, ARF Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, delivered the opening address of the business sessions of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) on Wednesday morning.

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Protecting Racing's Integrity

Protecting Racing's Integrity

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Protecting Racing's Integrity

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BBC journalist and conference moderator Mr. David Eades introduced a lively Plenary Session 4, entitled Protecting Racing's Integrity, on Thursday morning at the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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For Racing’s Integrity, and Engaging Government Agencies: the Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce

For Racing’s Integrity, and Engaging Government Agencies: the Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce

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For Racing’s Integrity, and Engaging Government Agencies: the Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce

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Mr. Douglas Robinson, Deputy Chairman, Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce, and Senior Due Diligence and Research Manager, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, warned of the “war” racing faces against illegal betting as he moderated Plenary Session 5 on Thursday afternoon at the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa.