‘Racing Without Borders’ is the theme of the 31st Asian Racing Conference which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from the 21st to the 25th January 2007.

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority said, “ On behalf of the Emirates Racing Authority, it gives me great pleasure to invite the delegates and visitors from the racing nations around the world to the 31st Asian Racing Conference

“The horse and the sport of horse racing have always been an important part of the culture and heritage of the people of the United Arab Emirates.

“The internationalism of horse racing in the 21st Century is reflected by the theme for the 31st Asian Racing Conference, ‘Racing Without Borders.’ The global positioning of the UAE makes it an ideal location for this gathering of industry leaders to participate in what promises to be an enlightening conference.”

Established in 1960 the Asian Racing Federation consists of 20 member countries who meet every two years with other horse racing bodies and industry participants, at a Conference, recognised as one of the major international gatherings that discusses and shapes the future of Horse Racing.

In keeping with its theme ‘Racing Without Borders’, an expansive conference programme has been designed and will include such topics as: Racing as a Business, Marketing the Sport of Racing and Planning a 21st Century Racecourse.

Lawrence T Wong, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation, said, “The 31st Asian Racing Conference to be held in Dubai will truly be a history-making event, being the first Asian Racing Conference to be held in the United Arab Emirates.

“I am sure that it will be an outstanding event and I look forward to joining His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority, in greeting the members of the Asian Racing Federation in Dubai next January.”

The Dubai World Trade Centre has been appointed as the conference secretariat for the 31st Asian Racing Conference, which will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort in Dubai.

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