Stewards

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.

Stewards 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.

Contact

Office of Racing Integrity
Level 2 Henty House, Civic Square; Mailing Address: PO Box 1329
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 1900
Fax: 03 6334 2436
Email: admin@racingintegrity.tas.gov.au
Website: http://www.racing.tas.gov.au

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