Asian Pattern Committee

The Asian Pattern Committee (APC) aims to assist in the co-ordination of the programming of the highest quality races with ARF member countries. It compiles from its member countries their methodologies of how they formulate and administer their Pattern Races. The APC implements and administers general rules for the inclusion of Group and Listed races in the ARF Pattern, provides reports and makes recommendations to the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC), advises on the international racing calendar and new international races, and guides and encourages emerging racing nations within the ARF by assisting them in their development, especially in technical areas such as the implementation of Pattern or Grading systems.

The Chair

William A. Nader

Director of Racing Business and Operations, The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Nigel Gray

Head of Handicapping, Race Planning and International Racing, The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Greg Nichols

Director, Racing Australia

Vee Moodley

CEO, National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Hiroyuki Okuda

Head of Race Planning, Japan Racing Association

Bernard Saundry

Chief Executive, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

Melvin Day

Senior Handicapper, Emirates Racing Authority