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ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

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ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

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The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) is pleased to share with you a new ARF publication, the ARF Newsletter, designed to enhance the exchange of information across ARF members and stakeholders.

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39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

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39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

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The Asian Racing Federation, Racing Victoria and Racing Australia are delighted to announce the initial details of the 39th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 14 to 19 February 2023.

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ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

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ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

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The Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime released on 18 May 2022 a new publication: “The State of Illegal Betting”. The State of Illegal Betting report examines the current situation of illegal betting, what this means in relation to legal betting, and what both will look like in the future. The report includes analysis of more than 500 betting websites to examine their licensing status, products offered, website traffic, server locations and other data points.

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ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

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ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

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Asian Racing Federation expresses our sadness following the passing of Dr Patricia (Trish)Ellis AM. We extend our sympathy and condolences to Trish’s husband, Gary, and family.

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

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The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) announced that Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), was unanimously elected President of the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) at the organisation’s virtual General Assembly on 22 April 2022.

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Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

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Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

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The Asian Racing Federation’s Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime announced today that it has expanded its membership to include three global experts to support integrity in racing and other sports: Ms. Aahna Mehrotra, Partner TMT Law Practice, Pune, India; Professor Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pretoria; and Mr. Pim Verschuuren, Associate Research Fellow, University of Lausanne.

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

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The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) has announced that the IHSC General Assembly has unanimously elected Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chair of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), as the Vice-President of the IHSC.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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In this bulletin, ARF Council members Douglas Robinson and James Porteous describe social media advertising of illegal betting in Hong Kong and illustrate the growing trend of illegal betting operators flooding social media channels with advertising to reach new demographics of customers, in particular younger people in Generation Z.