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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