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Engelbrecht-Bresges: ‘Racing Must Be Positioned As A World Class Sport’ Around The Globe

The 37th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) commenced this morning, Tuesday, 15 May, in Seoul, South Korea, with Asian Racing Federation Chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Officer Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges calling on the sport’s stakeholders to establish racing as a global “master brand.” As Chair of the convocation’s opening plenary session, Mr. Engelbrecht-Bresges […]

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‘Aftercare Cannot Be An Afterthought’: International Forum Concludes In Seoul

The second International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held during the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea, concluded Monday with discussions of global aftercare efforts and the significance of these efforts as part of the racing industry. With representatives from jurisdictions across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the UK, the topic […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Task Force Proposed To Combat Illegal Gambling

The 36th Asian Racing Conference concluded in Mumbai on Thursday with a sensational celebration of Bollywood at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse. Delegates from all ARF member nations and around the racing industry called time on the four days of bureau meetings, business and specialist sessions, and networking. “As the 36th ARC draws to a close, I […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Mainland China Sees ‘Significant’ Increase In Racing-Related Activities

Following significant developments in Mainland China’s racing interests since the last Asian Racing Conference held in Hong Kong, Asian Racing Federation Chairman Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, also the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, provided an introduction to the seventh business session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) focused on racing and breeding in […]

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Asian Racing Conference Discusses Threat From Illegal Gambling Markets

The rising tide of illegal gambling was the topic of the eighth business session for the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai on Thursday. Greg Purcell, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, served as chairman for the session. “There is a saying that ‘where there is money there is corruption,’ and this is true […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Panel Discusses Status Of Drug Control Policies In Racing

The sixth business session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai asked panelists and delegates to consider whether or not the industry was succeeding in offering drug free racing. Kaoru Obata, Presidential Counsellor, International Affairs, for the Japan Racing Association served as chairman for the session while Andrew Harding, the Secretary-General of the Asian […]

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‘Changing Face Of Racing Media’ Discussed At Asian Racing Conference

The changing face of racing media was the topic for the fourth session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference, held in Mumbai. Cyrus Madan, Chairman of the Indian Pattern Committee also served as chairman for the session and set the tone for where media stands in the current day with a reflection on the past. […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Focus On Marketing, Attracting And Retaining Fans

The ongoing pursuit of attracting and retaining horse racing customers through marketing was the topic of the fifth business session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Mumbai. Vivek Jain, former Chairman and now Committeeman for the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC), described the ongoing efforts of the Conference’s host country. “A focus […]

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Wagering The Focus Of Asian Racing Conference Opening Session

The business sessions of the 36th Asian Racing Conference began in Mumbai on Tuesday as Asian Racing Federation Chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges positioned the next three days of sessions in light of the lifeblood of the industry – wagering. “The global economy is facing very strong headwinds and […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Scales Have Shifted Toward European Bloodstock

The trends of the global thoroughbred breeding industry were discussed on Tuesday in Mumbai as the 36th Asian Racing Conference continued. The session was chaired by Ronan Murphy, Chief Executive of The General Stud Book, Weatherbys Ireland, who kickstarted the panel discussion with a reminder of the fabulous, mature results from the world’s finest matings […]

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