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Thoroughbred racing

Thoroughbred racing in NSW is controlled and regulated by Racing NSW, a statutory body established under the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996.
 

Racing NSW

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.

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