Racing NSW is responsible for both commercial and regulatory functions of NSW thoroughbred racing.
These functions include:
- controlling, supervising and regulating horse racing in NSW
- developing and implementing policies that support the promotion, strategic development and welfare of thoroughbred racing in NSW
- undertaking the functions of the principal club for NSW under the Australian Rules of Racing
- undertaking functions with respect to insuring participants in the thoroughbred racing industry.
Racing NSW is governed by a Board consisting of seven members appointed by the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and its CEO. Members are appointed following merit-based selection in accordance with the requirements of the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 and the Public Service Commission’s Appointments Standards for Boards and Committees in the NSW Public Sector.