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 and Special Administrative Regions. It compiles from its member countries and Special Administrative Regions 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 countries and Special Administrative Regions within the ARF by assisting them in their development, especially in technical areas such as the implementation of Pattern or Grading systems.

The Chair

Takahiro Uno

Head of Race Planning, Japan Racing Association


Ian Malpass

Deputy Executive Manager, Handicapping and Race Planning, The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Greg Nichols

Director, Racing Australia

Bruce Sherwin

Director, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

Vee Moodley

Chief Executive, The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

H.E.Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi

General Manager and Board Member, Emirates Racing Authority

Greg Carpenter

Head of Racing Product, The Hong Kong Jockey Club