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  1. Literary legends tell Asian Racing Conference that the charisma of the horse can connect racing to popular culture

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:34am

    ... Bill Barich, lead writer for the HBO racing series Luck, and best-selling author Don Watson drew a rapt assembly of delegates to this afternoon’s plenary session, titled: ‘Connecting racing with popular culture’, at the 35th Asian Racing Conference, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mr Barich, who rarely speaks in public, told the audience that “racing ...

  2. Hong Kong passes the flag to India as historic Asian Racing Conference closes with announcement of HKJC CEO as new Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:16am

    ... In a dazzling closing ceremony at Sha Tin tonight, 8 May, the hugely successful 35th Asian Racing Conference (ARC), hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, concluded. Beginning ... an evening at Happy Valley racecourse to witness the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Trophy race. ARF Chairman, Dr Koji Sato, presiding over his final ARC in his current role, thanked the hosts ...

  3. Racing industry urged to ‘immerse’ viewers in the sport at Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:20am

    ... Television industry leaders Joerg Heise and Gary Burns, keynote speakers at today’s ‘Cutting Edge Technology in Sports TV’ session at the Asian Racing Conference, entertained and informed a large audience with the latest innovations in sports broadcasting – some of which may potentially be applied to horse racing. That was a significant focus of the session, along ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia to declare winner in presidential race

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta President to be declared despite ongoing dispute After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner tomorrow- but that may not settle the dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim ...

  5. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China's rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China lead under threat as rivals rush to Myanmar Although China remains the biggest foreign investor in Myanmar, investments from other countries are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pa ...

  6. Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO chairs presentation on wagering as racing’s lifeblood at opening session of the 35th Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:05pm

    ... Hong Kong Jockey Club Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, opened the 35th Asian Racing Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (6 May) with a keynote presentation for the session titled ‘Racing’s Lifeblood – the future landscape for wagering’. As chair of the three-day convocation’s first ...

  7. Racing Industry Summit held in Hong Kong for first time since Handover 35th Asian Racing Conference- 5-8 May at HKCEC

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:41am

    ... In the Year of the Horse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is honoured to be hosting the 35th Asian Racing Conference, summit of the world racing industry, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5-8 May 2014. The Asian Racing Conference (ARC), likened to be the APEC of the racing world, is widely known to be the most important and prestigious event of its type across ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Aerial virtual replays add to the digital experience for the new season

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:53pm by Alan Aitken

    ... experiences for the new racing season which will include for the first time virtual aerial race replays. Among the changes in the digital world will be a Jockey Club WeChat platform, new smartphone apps and a revamp of the club's Racing Club website. We think all fans will appreciate the addition of commentary and especially when we think about our overseas customers and fans via ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club bans trainer Michael Chang from using drug in US campaign

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Race-day medication is allowed in America, but it can't be administered to Rich Tapestry Jockey Club bans Chang from using drug in US stint The Jockey ... Club banning him from using the "anti-bleeding drug" Furosemide. Race-day medication is banned in every major racing jurisdiction other than the United States, where Furosemide, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... The decision was a no-brainer, really. It would have seemed sanctimonious to, on one hand, stand on a soapbox proclaiming that racing’s equine competitors should be drug free, and then allow a horse ... for all things good and fair in racing being held up to scrutiny – the Rich Tapestry decision gave the club the chance to put theory into practice and words into action. We’re big on gags ...




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