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Office of Racing

About us

We provide racing policy advice and manage legislation to support the effective oversight and economic viability of racing in NSW. We also manage relationships between the NSW Government and organisations responsible for the three racing codes.
Greyhound racing at Wentworth Park, Sydney, Australia

Our racing codes


We manage the relationships between the government and responsible bodies for the three racing codes. 

Thoroughbred racing

Learn about thoroughbred racing governance and oversight in NSW.
Close-up of a horse head running on a track

Harness racing

Learn about harness racing governance and oversight in NSW.
Close up of horse harness racing

Greyhound racing

Learn about the greyhound racing governance and oversight in NSW.
Greyhounds on racetrack

Quick facts


Racing makes a significant contribution to the NSW economy.

The NSW Government commissioned a study into the size and scope of the racing industry in NSW in 2014.  The study found:

  • racing is a $3.3 billion industry in NSW
  • over 90,000 people directly participate in the racing industry as employees, participants or volunteers
  • approximately 1.8 million people attend race meetings annually
  • economic activity generated by the racing industry sustains more than 27,550 full time equivalent positions across NSW.

Our Minister


The Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, is responsible for the legislation that governs the conduct of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in NSW. 

The Hon Kevin Anderson MP

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation
Kevin Anderson
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