The Asian Racing Conference was renamed at the 28th Conference in 2001 and became the Asian Racing Federation (ARF). The first conference was held in Tokyo in 1960, attended by 69 delegates from 12 racing organisations representing seven countries. The ARF Conference, held approximately every 2 years since that time, now includes 24 countries.
The 35th ARC will take place in May 2014 hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
The objectives of ARF are to foster goodwill and mutual understanding and to improve the standards of racing in Asia. Each meeting enables the exchange of current trends, ideas and information amongst delegates to work towards a common goal.
The ARF has a seat on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and the International Cataloguing Standards Committee (ICSC).
The Executive Council meets once or twice a year in Paris in October and either in Hong Kong or Dubai in between. The Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of the ARF Executive Council sit on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities. The ARF Secretary-General also acts as a permanent technical advisor at meetings of the IFHA Executive Council.
|ARF member countries:|
|5.||Indonesia (Affiliate Member)||17.||Qatar|
|8.||Kuwait (Affiliate Member)||20.||South Africa|
|11.||Mauritius||23.||United Arab Emirates|
|12.||Mongolia (Associate Member)||24.||Vietnam|
The ARF Secretary-General is Mr Andrew Harding, Director of Racing Development, the Hong Kong Jockey Club:
- Tel : +852 2966 7993
- Fax : +852 2966 1098
Official Website: www.asianracing.org