Thursday, May 08, 2014Contact: Peter McGauran
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Australian Elected Vice Chairman Of Asian Racing Federation

ARB Chairman John Messara AM has been elected Vice Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) during the Asian Racing Conference underway in Hong Kong.
Mr Messara said that he was pleased to assume the role as international co-operation was important to the future of Australian racing.
"Racing is increasingly a globally integrated sport and Australia stands to benefit from being part of the fastest growing and dynamic racing region in the world. We have much to contribute to the sport internationally but also much to learn from others jurisdictions.” Mr Messara said.
Mr Messara offered his congratulations to Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges who was elected ARF Chairman to replace outgoing Chairman Dr Koji Sato after 5 distinguished years as Chairman.
"Dr. Sato has been a great friend of Australia and his period in office has been marked by the advancement of the ARF as a world influence on racing regulation and policy." Mr Messara concluded.
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Note to Editors:
The Asian Racing Federation consists of 21 Full Member countries and 3 Associate Member countries. The objectives of the Asian Racing Federation are as follows:
1. To meet and foster goodwill and mutual understanding through the medium of periodic conferences and other racing events in the member countries.
2. To promote horse racing and breeding and the integrity and prestige thereof by any means that the Federation shall consider appropriate and which are in compliance with all existing laws, rules and regulations.
8th May 2014
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