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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 1:44pm
Asian Racing Conference

Hong Kong passes torch to India as Asian Racing Conference ends with a change of leadership

The climax of the evening was the ARF flag handover ceremony from The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to the hosts of the 36th ARC, the Turf Authority of India, with the next event scheduled to take place in Mumbai in early 2016.

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014, 9:51am

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

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 with an opening ceremony and gala dinner on Monday, 5 May, the conference welcomed a record number of almost 800 delegates to four days of meetings, business sessions and other events, including an evening at Happy Valley racecourse to witness the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Trophy race.

9 May 2014 - 11:21am

Asian Racing Conference delegates hear about horse racing’s biggest events

The 35th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) yesterday heard from eight major racing nations about how they are promoting their most prominent race days in a session titled “Big Events – Today and Tomorrow”. Experts presented the strategic marketing and corporate alliances that underpin the world’s great race meetings including the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, British Champions Day, The Championships in Australia, America’s Breeders’ Cup, the Singapore Gold Cup, Dubai World Cup and Arima Kinen.

13 May 2014 - 9:44am

High-profile speakers call for international cooperation to battle corruption in sport at Asian Racing Conference

Horseracing is leading the field when it comes to integrity and fighting corruption in almost all sports world-wide, but there is no room for complacency and, in an ever-changing technological landscape, international cooperation must be the way forward. That was the message from the 35th Asian Racing Conference this morning when a panel of experts delivered presentations in a plenary session titled: ‘Sport Integrity: racing as the frontrunner’.

9 May 2014 - 9:38am

World Racing’s biggest shows in the spotlight on final day of Asian Racing Conference

The final morning of the 35th Asian Racing Conference, 8 May, opened appropriately in the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, as delegates were treated to video presentations of many of the world’s great race meetings – under the banner: ‘Big Events – Today and Tomorrow’.

8 May 2014 - 7:19pm

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

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.

8 May 2014 - 9:34am

Hong Kong Jockey Club’s model for success outlined at Asian Racing Conference’s ‘Industry Profiles’ session

The latest session of the 35th Asian Racing Conference this afternoon at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre informed delegates that Hong Kong horseracing is looking ahead with confidence as customer participation and turnover continue to grow, while in Japan, the JRA (Japan Racing Association) is innovating to offset the effects of a “greying society”.

8 May 2014 - 9:28am

Conference delegates worldwide urged to improve connection with their customers

The innovative customer engagement strategy of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) took centre stage at the 35th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) yesterday. Richard Cheung, the Club’s Executive Director, Customer and Marketing, told delegates that the Club was utilising new technology within a clear strategy in order to meet customer expectations, and noted the fundamental principle that “the experience is key.”

8 May 2014 - 7:14pm

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

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.

8 May 2014 - 9:22am

HKJC’s Richard Cheung tells ARC that customer connection is vital to growth

The second day of the 35th Asian Racing Conference commenced this morning (7 May) with Mr Richard Cheung, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Director, Customer and Marketing, delivering a presentation detailing HKJC’s mould-breaking customer engagement.

7 May 2014 - 5:49pm