Asian Racing Conference comes to Flemington

16 February 2023 Written by VRC

The 39th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) is being held in Melbourne from 14 to 19 February, and Flemington is thrilled to welcome its attendees on course for Black Caviar Lightning Race Day.

The Asian Racing Conference (ARC) is a leading international event for the racing industry across Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East. Since the first conference held in 1960, the ARC has become an important international forum for the sharing of ideas between some of the most influential leaders in global racing and sport.

Organised by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) and held annually in different countries throughout the region, the conference brings together stakeholders from the horse racing industry, including horse owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders, racecourse managers, and government officials, to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest developments and challenges in the sport.

The ARC covers a wide range of topics relevant to the racing industry, including horse welfare, racehorse management, betting and integrity, racecourse design and management, and regulation and governance. The conference features keynote speeches, panel discussions, and technical sessions, as well as opportunities for networking and business discussions.

The goal of the ARC is to provide a platform for the racing industry in Asia to come together, learn from each other, and develop strategies for the future. By sharing knowledge and best practices, the ARC aims to promote the growth and development of horse racing in Asia and to enhance the reputation of the industry globally.

After a hiatus of three years due to the global pandemic, Racing Victoria is this year hosting the 39th ARC, with Racing Australia also supporting what is a fundamentally important conference held at a critical time for the sport.

Victoria Racing Club Executive General Manager Racing Leigh Jordon said Flemington will play host to part of the Asian Racing Conference.

“It’s fantastic to have Asian Racing Conference guests coming to Flemington on Black Caviar Lightning Race Day,” Mr Jordon said.

“The Asian Racing Conference is an event that brings together representatives from across the world and the race day has a strong international flavour, with the world’s best sprinter Nature Strip in action and the world’s highest-rated Group 1 sprint being run with the Black Caviar Lightning.

Melbourne’s strong racing and sporting traditions – including being home to the world-famous Lexus Melbourne Cup – as well as its diverse culture and amazing culinary scene, makes it an ideal venue to reunite the industry in 2023.

Introducing the World Pool to Australia

To coincide with the conclusion of the Asian Racing Conference there will be a World Pool on Black Caviar Lightning Race Day. This presents as an historic day for Australian racing as Flemington becomes the first venue in Australia to host a World Pool race meeting. The World Pool will likely become the largest pool the country has seen and will increase international attention on the race day.

Don't miss out on your chance to witness the world's best sprinters in the world's best sprint race. Tickets are now on sale for Black Caviar Lightning Race Day.