Stewards are entrusted with wide-ranging powers in order
for them to properly control and regulate their respective racing
codes. They 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, and the conduct of all persons
registered in varying capacities in the various racing codes.
They 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.
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 eight full-time stewards:
- Chairman of Stewards - Thoroughbred
- Chairman of Stewards - Harness
- Chairman of Stewards - Greyhound, and
- five Stipendiary Stewards.
Part-time stewards are used to supplement the stewards panels on race days.
Stewards reports are available for each of the racing codes. See:
In addition, ORI regularly publishes a cross-code Stewards Wrap. Stewards Wrap (128Kb)