Photos & Video: Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the 36th Asian Racing Conference, India

Photos

Governor and Princess join to inaugurate the 36th Asian Racing Conference

Governor of Maharashtra Dr. Vidyasagar Rao and Princess Zahra Aga Khan light the ceremonial lamp. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
Governor of Maharashtra Dr. Vidyasagar Rao and Princess Zahra Aga Khan light the ceremonial lamp. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
The Asian Racing Federation launched the 36th edition of the Asian Racing Conference at NSCI Stadium, Worli. Maharashtra Governor Dr Vidyasagar Rao attended the event. (Photo: Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale)
The Asian Racing Federation launched the 36th edition of the Asian Racing Conference at NSCI Stadium, Worli. Maharashtra Governor Dr Vidyasagar Rao attended the event. (Photo: Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale)

Source: First Post | Opening ceremony of 36th Asian Racing Conference brings together royalty and the rich

Video

In this pre-event marketing YouTube video, ARC pays tribute to the royal family of the Aga Khans showing images of His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III, Prince Aly Khan and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV at the 2:07 time mark and also a 2 second clip of Princess Zahra in reference to her keynote address at the inauguration of the event at the 3:22 mark

2:07 time mark: “At the start of the 20th century, when the Aga Khan and Sir Victor Sassoon, 2 pillars of the British Turf, extended their support to India, it resulted in the import of the elements.” [horse racing and breeding]

3:22 time mark: “A series of entertainment fill the evenings. The inauguration with Princess Zahra Aga Khan. Performances by Indian legends …”

Photos & Video: Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the 36th Asian Racing Conference, India

2:30 time mark:  “If you look at the history of the Indian Racing, it goes back many many years and centuries. In fact, it goes back to even before the British first landed in India where the horse was the integral part of the Indian community. Tales of courage of great horses with great warriors was well known. We said good bye to the princely states and we said good bye Maharajahs, but racing, that continued in full swing and went strength to strength.”

About ARC

The Asian Racing Conference, (ARC) is staged by members of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) every 2 years. The ARF is the peak regional body for thoroughbred racing in Asia, Australasia, Arabia and South Africa. Members & delegates from 40 countries are expected to attend the conference to be held in India after 19 years.

Complete keynote address available via

and also reproduced in its entirety at:

Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali

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