ARO Welcomes Willie McFarland as New Racing Operations Manager

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21 November 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has welcomed the appointment of Willie McFarland as the new Racing Operations Manager.

McFarland began his career in Thoroughbred racing, starting from school as an apprentice to Flat trainer Henry Candy. He continued his race riding career over fences, joining Toby Balding as a conditional before riding as a freelance, traveling as far afield as Germany for Christian Von Der Recke.

McFarland commented: “Since retiring from race-riding I have operated a racing advisory service, helping a number of trainers and owners place and manage their horses.

“I am looking forward to my new role as Racing Operations Manager and all the challenges it affords. ARO has made giant strides over the last 20 years and these are exciting times.”

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, ARO Chairman Charles Gregson commented: “ARO is delighted to welcome Willie to the team and look forward to working with him preparing for the start of the forthcoming season.”

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