About the ARF

The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) is a regional federation comprising 28 national racing authorities and racing-related organisations from across Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East.

The ARF is formally linked with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

ARF’s Activities

  • Promoting and facilitating the internationalisation of racing.
  • Quality control of ‘black type’ which the ARF carries out through its Asian Pattern Committee.
  • Harmonisation of the rules of racing and of drug control across its member regions.
  • Fostering and enhancing international cooperation to better combat the threat of illegal betting and other financial crimes to horse racing integrity in particular, and sports in general through the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime.
  • Assisting the development of racing throughout the ARF footprint.
  • Organising periodic events and activities in member countries and special administrative regions to advance the global agenda of racing.

About the ARC

The first ARC was held in Tokyo in 1960. Since then, the ARC has become a major event on the international racing calendar, attracting and engaging the foremost leaders and greatest minds in racing and sports, along with other influential stakeholders.


  • 28 Members
    • 20 Full Members
    • 3 Associate Members
    • 5 Affiliate Members
  • 1960 First ARC
  • 39 ARCs Organised to Date