The recent news surrounding Hainan in China was being discussed here so much in the halls that the conference organisers took the unusual step of changing the schedule to fit in a quick presentation on the subject.
The chairman of the Asian Racing Conference presented their views on Hainan.
- Hainan can be thought of as the "Chinese Hawaii"
- Have tried horse racing before in the 1990s but the project failed despite considerable investment
- Lotteries have had more success. They call them "guessing games"
- The recent release only mentions horse racing and guessing games in a couple of sentences
- They think it is positive and worthy of attention but "hold your horses"