Fair Racing For All

The Board of Racing Victoria (RV) has established an initiative called Fair Racing for All with the objective of improving voluntary compliance to avoid major integrity breaches and promote a responsible culture of fair play, ethical behaviours and respect.

A Fair Racing for All Steering Committee was established to advance the initiative and an extensive industry consultation program was undertaken throughout April and May 2019. Consultations occurred across racing industry groups including representative bodies, racing clubs, wagering service providers, Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, Racing Victoria Integrity Council, Government and the RSPCA. Further, consultations with external stakeholders experienced in integrity issues and cultural change were conducted including other sporting codes and racing jurisdictions, law enforcement and the Australian Banking Association. 

The Steering Committee has developed a discussion paper as a result of its initial round of consultations. This discussion paper is designed to share the consultation input received to-date, promote discussion and debate and to seek submissions from stakeholders on how the industry can work together to drive further improvement. 

The views expressed within the discussion paper are not necessarily those of the RV Board or the Steering Committee, but a collation of the feedback provided by those consulted.

A wide-ranging suite of improvement initiatives have been proposed by stakeholders throughout the consultation process. The discussion paper documents these proposed initiatives and poses related sets of questions for consideration by key participant groups. 

To generate impactful, industry-wide cultural change RV acknowledges the importance of collaboration and consultation with industry participants to ensure the collective success of racing and benefit for all participants, owners, punters and fans. The Fair Racing for All Steering Committee thus welcomes submissions in response to its discussion paper to help shape its future recommendations on this important initiative.

Please click here to view the Fair Racing for All Industry Discussion Paper.

Submissions and any queries can be directed to - frfa@racingvictoria.net.au

Submissions will be open until Friday, 19 July 2019.

The Fair Racing for All Steering Committee’s final report and recommendations will be submitted to the RV Board for its consideration by no later than September 2019. The RV Board is planning to make an announcement on the outcome of the Fair Racing for All initiative in the final quarter of 2019.