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Posted 2020-02-18 12:12:33  
Asian Racing Conference starts today

The four-day conference will be followed by the annual prawn festival raceday at Kenilworth on Saturday 22 February, where the running of the R1 million ARF Commemorative Cape Derby (Grade 1) will be the highlight.

The Asian Racing Conference (ARC) is staged by members of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) and the hosting country.

The ARF is the peak regional body for thoroughbred racing in Asia, Australasia, Arabia and South Africa. Currently the ARF has 21 Full Members and 1 Associate Member. South Africa became a full member of the ARF in 1997.

It is the second time that South Africa is hosting this prestigious event, and all the major stakeholders within the South African horseracing industry have embraced the opportunity.

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, The Racing Association, Gold Circle Racing and Gaming Group, Kenilworth Racing and The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa have all come together to ensure that the event will provide all attendees and delegates the very best experience possible.

The first day of the ARC is reserved for Bureau meetings, including the International Stewards’ Conference, the ARF General Assembly, and the ARF Executive Council Meeting.

This will be followed by, inter alia, three days of Plenary Sessions. Themes explored during these sessions include:
• Exploring Innovative Race Concepts
• Fan Engagement Through Media, Marketing, Data and Sponsorship
• Protecting Racing’s Integrity
• Ensuring the Wellbeing of Racing’s Athletes
• Equine Welfare
• Promoting the International Movement of Horses

The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Horses will be staged as part of the ARC. Around 600 delegates will be attending the ARC in Cape Town this year.

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