The illegal and frothy issue

Apprentice Jockey

The timely and unambiguous closing statement of last week’s Asian Racing Conference by Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges proposing the establishment of a regional task force to develop an ARF Anti-Illegal Betting Strategy, is an overwhelmingly positive step in the right direction.

Significantly, Engelbrecht-Bresges acknowledged that “individual nations alone acting alone will not be able to stem the tide”, and that “this will be a multi-pronged strategy incorporating research and intelligence, media, government submissions, links with law enforcement agencies and identification of key influencers”, similar to the sentiments we expressed last week on addressing this global threat to the integrity of sport.

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