"Racing Without Borders" is the theme of the 31st Asian Racing Conference to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 21-25, 2007. Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority said, "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 recognized as one of the major international gatherings on the future of racing.The Dubai World Trade Center has been appointed as the conference secretariat for the conference, which will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort in Dubai.