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John Messara Keynote Speaker At IFHA Conference
Prominent Australian thoroughbred identity John Messara, who is chairman of Racing Australia and Racing NSW in addition to being the principal of Arrowfield Stud, will be the keynote speaker at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in Paris on October 5. According to bloodhorse.com, Messara, who is also vice-chairman of the Asian Racing Federation and sits on the Australian Pattern Committee, will speak at the conference where the two key topics are "illegal betting markets around the world,and delivering media and information to bettors and fans." Chairman of the IFHA, Louis Romanet, commented, "We look forward to learning more about the Australian racing model, the development and success of The Championships [Sydney] in Australia, and John's outlook on global racing." The conference will be held on the Monday following the traditional Gr1 Arc weekend.