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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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Coming Soon: A New Racetrack In Ho Chi Minh City

A new racetrack could be coming soon to Vietnam. A report from The Business Times in Singapore indicates property developer Amplefield has signed an agreement to build a racino in Ho Chi Minh City. Amplefield will own 60 percent of the joint venture, with Equine Sanctuary, a Malaysian-based provider of veterinary care and animal products […]

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Pan Am Conference: Challenges And Advantages Of Globalizing Racing

The Jockey Club kicked off its Pan American Conference Thursday in Washington D.C. with a program focusing on the international and gaming elements of Thoroughbred racing. The conference, which according to the event website was sold out, covered a broad range of speakers and panels on its first day. The Paulick Report will bring you […]

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Asian Racing Federation Forms ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Task Force’ To Combat Black Market Gambling

In its effort to crackdown on illegal black market betting, the Asian Racing Federation has formed the ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Force’ and the group has already begun to share information with law enforcement agencies around the world. The South China Morning Post reports that the federation has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and […]

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Girl Power: Two Young Riders Paving The Way For Asian Women In Racing

Kei Chiong Ka-kei is the first female jockey to be licensed in Hong Kong since 2000, and Nanako Fujita is only the seventh female jockey in the history of the Japanese Racing Association. Both apprentices are making big strides in an Asian horse racing culture that is notoriously anti-female, says Australian journalist Michael Cox. This […]

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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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From Asia: Racing Way Ahead Of Sports Betting On Integrity

The largest direct threat to horse racing is the recent rapid growth of sports betting, with easy-access legal “skill games” like Fan Duel and Draft Kings ceaselessly promoted during American football’s primetime television, and illegal sports betting growing at an even more alarming rate.  Overseas, officials are estimating that “Asia Pacific Operators alone are responsible for […]

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PASCARELLA: RACING HAS COMMERCIAL APPEAL

By Ray Paulick To hear Carl Pascarella tell it, you’d think corporate marketers would have lined up from Louisville, Ky., all the way to New York’s Madison Avenue to bid on the Triple Crown sponsorship that Visa USA dropped in 1995 after a 10-year run. The relationship between the Triple Crown and Visa ended the […]

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FORMER NYRA EXEC NADER ENJOYING HONG KONG

The Paulick Report caught up with former New York Racing Association chief operating officer Bill Nader, who since April 2007 has served as executive director of racing for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Nader is attending the 32nd Asian Racing Conference in Tokyo, where he gave a presentation on the Asian Racing Federation’s International Circuit. […]

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