The Office of Racing Integrity is responsible for the provision of
Stipendiary Stewards for the three codes of racing. Stipendiary Stewards
in Tasmania are rostered across the three codes of racing. There are a
total of 8 full time Stewards, which includes: Chairman of Stewards -
Thoroughbred, Chairman of Stewards - Harness and Chairman of Stewards -
Greyhound, and five Stipendiary Stewards. Racing Integrity also utilises part time stewards to supplement
the stewards panels on race days.
Stewards by virtue of the
various Rules of racing, are entrusted with wide-ranging powers in order
for them to properly control and regulate their respective racing
codes. Stewards' must ensure that the Rules of Racing are adhered to,
and to investigate, determine and where necessary, penalise any breaches
of the Rules. Stewards are responsible for the conduct of race meetings
throughout the State, in addition to the conduct of all persons
registered in varying capacities in the various racing codes.
are also responsible for drug testing both human and animal racing
participants. The provision of drug testing procedures are seen as
paramount in maintaining a fair and equitable racing industry.