It’s official. South Africa has been awarded host status of the 38th Asian Racing Conference which will be held in Cape Town in 2020.
Mr Ken Truter, Chairman of the National Horseracing Authority addressed the delegates after the announcement.
“As Chairman, it is a great privilege for the NHA to accept South Africa as the Asian Racing Conference destination for 2020. We are proud and honoured that the Asian Racing Federation has placed such confidence in us. Together with our industry partners we will put much effort and endeavour into making the 2020 conference a resounding success.”
South African Ambassador to South Korea, HE Ms Nozuko Bam was equally delighted that the Asian Racing Conference will be returning to South Africa after an absence of 27 years (1997).
South Africa was first accepted as a member of the Asian Racing Federation in 1993.
“On behalf of the South African Government, we are delighted that the auspicious Asian Racing Conference will take place in our beautiful country in 2020. We will give the local organizing committee all our support to ensure that the conference will be enjoyable and memorable. We would like to extend a thank you to the Asian Racing Federation and especially to The National Horseracing Authority of South Africa and its industry partners for making it happen. We will be ready to welcome everyone to the shores of our friendly and exciting country.”