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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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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.

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Racecourses, Racing and the community

Racecourses, Racing and the community

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Racecourses, Racing and the community

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Racecourses, by their very nature, take up large swathes of land, but historically, their use has been restricted to horse racing. However, with growing demands for prime land in urban areas and a changing market for leisure and entertainment consumers, there is a need for racecourses to diversify and adapt.

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Ensuring the wellbeing of racing athletes

Ensuring the wellbeing of racing athletes

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Ensuring the wellbeing of racing athletes

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Ms. Victoria Carter, Deputy Chair of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, opened Thursday’s Plenary Session 7 of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC), titled ‘Ensuring the wellbeing of racing athletes’, by asking: “Are we, the administrators, doing enough to support our jockeys? They may be self-employed, but without them we have no sport.”

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Exploring innovative race concepts at the 38th Asian Racing Conference

Exploring innovative race concepts at the 38th Asian Racing Conference

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Exploring innovative race concepts at the 38th Asian Racing Conference

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Dr. Makoto Inoue, Vice-Chair, Asian Racing Federation (ARF), Presidential Counsellor for International Affairs, Japan Racing Association (JRA), opened the second Plenary Session of the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) exploring innovative race concepts, with a reminder that while tradition is important, there is a need for innovation.

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Fan Engagement through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship

Fan Engagement through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship

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Fan Engagement through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship

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Mr. Greg Nichols, Chairman, Racing Australia, and Director, Racing Victoria, chaired Plenary Session 3 entitled Fan Engagement through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship on Wednesday afternoon at the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Wagering & Digitalisation is the theme of the first ARC 2020 Plenary Session

Wagering & Digitalisation is the theme of the first ARC 2020 Plenary Session

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Wagering & Digitalisation is the theme of the first ARC 2020 Plenary Session

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Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Chairman Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges on Wednesday morning participated by video in the first Plenary Session covering Wagering & Digitalisation which began the business sessions at the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

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Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

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After an absence of 23 years the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) returned to Cape Town, South Africa where delegates attending the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) were warmly welcomed by Mr. Andrew Harding, ARF Secretary General, on behalf of ARF Chairman, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, on Tuesday evening.

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Anti-Illegal Betting and Money Laundering - 37th Asian Racing Conference

Anti-Illegal Betting and Money Laundering - 37th Asian Racing Conference

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Anti-Illegal Betting and Money Laundering - 37th Asian Racing Conference

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Illegal betting on thoroughbred racing is, and will continue to be, a major threat to the integrity and financial health of racing. The interrelationship between illegal betting, money laundering and criminality is of concern to the racing industry and governments alike.

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37th ARC - Exploring the Regulation of Money Laundering in Australia and Beyond

37th ARC - Exploring the Regulation of Money Laundering in Australia and Beyond

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37th ARC - Exploring the Regulation of Money Laundering in Australia and Beyond

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ANTI-ILLEGAL BETTING & MONEY LAUNDERING TO BE FEATURED AT 37TH ARC

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37th ARC - Sports Medicine and the Elite Jockey

37th ARC - Sports Medicine and the Elite Jockey

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37th ARC - Sports Medicine and the Elite Jockey

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The Asian Racing Federation is delighted to announce that Professor Yung Shu-Hang Patrick will be delivering a key address that will explore the demands on professional jockeys, and how sports medicine and sports science is changing training, injury prevention and injury treatment of jockeys.

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37th ARC - Diversifying Racing’s Fan Base

37th ARC - Diversifying Racing’s Fan Base

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37th ARC - Cutting Edge Equine Veterinary Research to Feature at ARC

37th ARC - Cutting Edge Equine Veterinary Research to Feature at ARC

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37th ARC - Racing and the Art of the Written Word

37th ARC - Racing and the Art of the Written Word

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37th ARC - Racing and the Art of the Written Word

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This year’s 37th Asian Racing Conference will celebrate the best of racing's literature in a feature session showcasing the art of the written word.