1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Horse or Dog Racing Official
      Race Steward

Coordinates and directs horse or dog racing activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce racing rules and regulations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • supervises employees at racing events
  • controls acceptances of horses or dogs, and approves equipment changes
  • determines violations of racing rules and imposes penalties
  • orders the removal of unfit horses or dogs from races
  • observes the entry of horses or dogs into starting gates or boxes to ensure proper starting arrangements are observed
  • observes races, hears and decides protests
  • may decide placegetters and post results
  • may allocate weight in order to create a competitive contest
  • may manage progress of horses through designated classes

Handicapper (Racing)

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