2012 Asian Racing Conference

Populous’ experience in all aspects of equine sport design is unparalleled internationally. The firm has conducted extensive world tours to study how racing is operated and administered in different parts of the world, and has compiled a wealth of data collected on the planning, construction and provision of race-track buildings and amenities. Populous has designed some of the most recognised racecourses and equestrian centres around the world, including Ascot Racecourse in England, Royal Selangor Racecourse and Hong Kong Jockey Club in Asia and the Breeders Cup in the US.

This year, Andrew James (Senior Principal) will be attending the Asian Racing Conference in Istanbul 16 – 20 July. Andrew has a wealth of experience in the design of racecourses around the world. Andrew was the Project Director for the design of the Penang International Equestrian Centre and Racecourse in Malaysia. The design was for a full international-capacity racecourse, capable of accommodating up to 1,500 horses and featured a new state-of-the-art grandstand with a capacity of 7,000.

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