​​​​​​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 a​​re 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 bot​​h human and animal racing participants. The provision of drug testing procedures are seen as paramount in maintaining a fair and equitable racing industry.​

The Racing Integrity and Stewards Manager leads the Stewards Branch.  There are three Chairmen (one for each code), eight Stipendiary Stewards and three Cadet Stewards.​


Stewards reports are available for each of the racing codes. See:

​In addition, ORI regularly publishes its stewards​ inquiries decisions (cross-code).