From the Stewards' Room - January 2020
Any substance administered to a horse on a race day prior to racing by injection, stomach tube, paste, dose syringe, topical application or by inhalation amongst any other routes of administration. WILL BE CONSIDERED A MEDICATION
Only normal feeding and supplementation, according to manufacturer’s recommendations for normal daily use, that can be achieved by the horse voluntarily eating or drinking the feed stuff can be considered acceptable on the day of racing.
A fundamental principle of Australian racing is that horses must be free of the pharmacological (or toxicological) effect of drugs or other substances.
To assist in maintaining this principle, it is not permitted to administer any medication to a horse on race day prior to it running in a race — AR 249(1)
AR 249 Administration of medication on race day
- Notwithstanding the provisions set out in Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2, a person must not, without the permission of the stewards:
- administer; or
- cause to be administered, any medication to a horse at any time on race day prior to the commencement of a race in which the horse is engaged to race.
- If a person breaches subrule (1), a disqualification for a period of not less than six months must be imposed, unless there is a finding that a special circumstance exists, in which case that penalty may be reduced.
- The stewards may order that a horse which has received a medication in breach of subrule (1) be scratched from a race engagement.
“Medication” means any treatment with drugs or other substances.
As a general principle, any substance administered with the intent or hope of achieving a pharmacological effect/therapeutic effect will be considered as a medication under the rules.
Physical therapy as treatment
RV considers that certain physical and complementary therapies to be treatments which should not be administered on the day of racing.
Treatments prohibited on race day include Acupuncture (including Laser treatment), Chiropractic manipulations, Magnetic Field
Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and any other form of electrical stimulation.
Vibratory massage systems may be used in the stable on the morning of the raceday but are not permitted on the racecourse.
Products that claim to provide pharmacological effects and to be detectable:
There are numerous products, often herbal or homeopathic preparations, that claim to provide significant pharmacological effects such as diuretic action, analgesia, anti-inflammatory actions or bronchodilator actions and also claim to be undetectable by laboratory testing.
These types of products fall within the definition of a medication and are not allowed to be administered to a horse on a race day prior to a race.
REMINDER OF BAN OF ALL INJECTIONS TO HORSES WITHIN ONE CLEAR DAY
Trainers and other thoroughbred racing industry participants need to be aware of Australian Rule of Racing 254.
This rule prohibits the use of injections of any type in horses during the One Clear Day prior to racing and official trials.
AR 254 Injections prohibited at certain times
- A person must not, without the permission of the stewards:
- cause to be injected;
- attempt to inject; or
- be a party to the injection or attempted injection of, a horse engaged to run in any race:
- at any time on the day of the scheduled race and prior to the start of that race; and/or
- at any time during the one clear day prior to 12am on the day of the scheduled race.
- If a person breaches subrule (1), or the stewards reasonably suspect that such a breach has been committed, they may order the scratching of the horse from the relevant race.
- If a person breaches subrule (1), but the horse competes in the race, the horse may be disqualified from the race.
- For the purposes of this rule:
- “inject” includes, but is not limited to, the insertion of a hypodermic needle into a horse;
- is not necessary to establish whether any substance was injected, or the nature of any substance injected.
IMPLICATIONS OF AR 254
This rule makes it an offence for any person (including a trainer, anyone else in charge of a racehorse or a veterinarian) to insert a hypodermic needle into a horse within the one clear day prior to a race or official trial.
By way of example, if a horse is racing on a Saturday, the last time that the horse may be injected is midnight on the Thursday prior to the race. The horse must not be injected on the Friday or at any time on the Saturday prior to the running of the race.
The one clear day ban on injections prior to competition includes, but is not limited to, the administration by injection, whether intravenously, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or any other route,
of the following medications and substances:
- intravenous infusions, fluids and electrolytes;
- ·vitamin and mineral supplements;
- haematopoietic (blood building) agents;
- all Schedule 4 Prescription Animal Remedies and Prescription Medicines for injection, including those specified in Schedule 1, Part 2, such as antibiotics, mucolytic agents and antiarthritic agents; and
- any other agents for administration by injection.
However, it is noted that, for the purpose of proving a breach of AR 254, it is not necessary to establish what (if any) substance was injected, or was attempted to have been injected, into the horse.
Importantly, under this rule, a person must not, without the permission of the stewards, insert a needle into a horse for the purpose of blood sampling for health and fitness assessment during the one clear day prior to competition.
The obvious exception to the rule is the collection of official pre-race or out-of-competition blood samples at the direction of the stewards for the purpose of drug analyses.
Recognising and managing heat stress in
From the Stewards' Room - December 2019
With summer upon us it is important to be
aware of the effects extremely hot weather can have on, not just people, but
horses as well.
While the Racing Victoria Hot Weather
Policy (which can be obtained on the Racing.com website) establishes the steps
Racing Victoria puts into place to ensure the health and welfare of all involved
it is still important that trainers are aware of the warning signs of heat
stress in horses and the prompt treatments required.
The signs of heat stress:
Rapid shallow breathing
Irrational behaviour such as
lashing out with hind limbs.
A ‘glassy’, vacant look to the eyes.
An agitated and distressed appearance.
Very high body temperature (the
skin can be hot to touch).
Occasionally collapse and
Possible self- injury such as
fracture, etc. due to irrational behaviour
First aid treatment:
objective of treating heat stress is to cool the blood travelling to the
horse’s brain by: COLD HOSE, SCRAPE and REPEAT.
The application of ice or cold
water to the head and over major superficial veins, for example the jugular
veins and large muscles. Hosing affected horses will assist in cooling,
especially if there is a breeze or fans to assist evaporative cooling.
The horse must be frequently
scraped to remove the water that has been heated by the horse’s body and to
assist evaporative cooling.
Simply wetting the horse’s skin and leaving the water
sitting there leads to heating of the water and an insulating effect, (not
unlike the action of a wetsuit). Wet towels or rugs must be removed.
Provide drinking water, but
external cooling is much more important.
When the horse is able to walk
it should be walked in a shaded, breezy area to facilitate evaporative cooling.
Notify the vet team who can
Drug therapy may be useful.
Recognise and treat heat stress
early. Cooling a horse early avoids progression of signs.
Apply chilled water to the
entire horse including the horse’s head and large superficial veins such as the
neck and between the legs.
Hose and scrape, hose and
Walk in a shaded, breezy area
Guidelines for horses with wounds
Horses with unhealed wounds should not participate
in official trials or races. Under limited circumstances the stewards may grant
permission for a horse with a wound to participate in an official trial or
race. Trainers must comply with the provisions of AR 105 and notify the
stewards of any condition (including any wounds) or treatment that might impact
on the horse’s performance in a race.
AR 105. Matters that may affect the
running of a horse in a race (in part)
The trainer of a horse, or any
person in control of a horse, that is nominated for a race must:
ensure that the horse is fit
and properly conditioned to race;
by nomination time, report to
the stewards any occurrence, condition, surgery or treatment that may affect
the horse’s performance in the race where the occurrence takes place, condition
is present, surgery is performed or treatment is administered before nomination
as soon as is practicable after
nomination time and before acceptance time, report to the stewards any
occurrence, condition, surgery, or treatment that may affect the horse’s
performance in the race where the occurrence takes place, condition is present,
surgery is performed or treatment is administered after nomination time and before
(d) if the horse is accepted
for the race—as soon as is practicable, report to the stewards any occurrence,
condition, surgery or treatment that may affect the horse’s performance in a
race where the occurrence takes place, condition is present, surgery is
performed or treatment is administered after acceptance time.
Horses often are injured with wounds to
skin and deeper structures. Any skin loss will prolong the healing time. Where
practicable and appropriate all wounds should be sutured with primary closure
as soon as possible.
Horses with wounds away from joints, with a
primary closure by sutures at least 10 days old and healing normally may be
given permission to trial and race. Some such wounds may benefit from covering
by a bandage during competition.
Wounds in areas where there is likely to be
prolonged healing might be covered with self-adhesive dressing and permitted to
For example, wounds over the point of the
hip may take a considerable time to contract and epithelialise. These can be
covered to provide a better cosmetic effect without compromising the welfare of
the horse and providing an acceptable cosmetic appearance in public.
Horses with wounds
For consideration to permit a horse to
trial or race, unhealed open wounds must:
be away from joints and not
susceptible to reinjury by galloping;
be filled with healthy
granulation tissue to the level of the surrounding skin;
have a rim of healthy
epithelial tissue at least 1mm to 2mm wide around the entire circumference;
have minimal discharge;
have a demonstrated history of
actively contracting with a measurable reduction in wound area over the
previous two weeks;
not be over a sequestrum;
have no foreign material
not be causing the horse any
obvious discomfort or lameness;
where possible be able to be
covered with an adhesive dressing that will not dislodge during the trial or
Application for a horse
with a wound to race or official trial
Where an application is made
for a horse with a wound to compete in a race, the application must be
a photograph of the wound that
taken is not more than two days before the scheduled race
a veterinary certificate
the date the wound was
inflicted on the horse
any veterinary treatments
an opinion about the suitability
(or otherwise) of the horse’s ability to compete in the race.
Important: Stable Return Audit—Action
You will have received correspondence from Racing
Victoria in relation to an audit of stable returns. The purpose of the audit is
to improve data standards and traceability of racehorses and relates to rules
AR 51, AR 52, and LR 15.
Please ensure that your stable returns are
up to date and a true reflection of the horses currently in your care as
‘active’ or ‘spelling’ by Monday, December 16, 2019.
If you have any questions in relation to
this audit or you have not received the correspondence please contact the
stewards on 1300 139 401 and select option 2.
From the Stewards' Room - November 2019
Reminder regarding farriery and racing plates
Please be advised that Racing Victoria has reviewed compliance with the Rules of Racing AR 107, AR 206 and LR 47A, B and C and LR 85 regulating farriery and the types and application of racing plates.
Trainers are advised to review these rules and note the following:
1. Bonded-on plates
Bonded-on plates are defined as race plates secured to the foot by the use of any material or agent other than nails and are considered therapeutic plates.
Trainers must submit a Gear Change Request for the use of bonded on race plates. This can be done by selecting “glue on shoe” and noting in the comments section that it is a “bonded-on” plate.
The use of a therapeutic plate will be subject to approval by the stewards.
The replating by nailing on a replacement plate for a horse that has lost a bonded-on plate will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with the RV official raceday farrier providing expert advice to the stewards, who will make the final decision as to whether to make an attempt to re-plate the horse or, whether the horse should be withdrawn from the race.
To assist in making this assessment, with the objectives of protecting the safety and welfare of the horse and rider and of protecting the interests of the betting public, trainers must declare their intention to race a horse in therapeutic bonded-on plates and complete the Farriery —Application for
Bonded-on Racing plate/s and:
a. report the nature of the injury or condition that requires the use of therapeutic plating; and
b. provide advice on the appropriateness of attempting to re-plate the horse by the nailing on of a standard racing plate.
2. Gear changes—the use of therapeutic plates and or synthetic hoof repair material
Prior to acceptance time, trainers must submit a Gear Change Request for the use of a therapeutic plate and or synthetic hoof repair material. The use
of a therapeutic plate will be subject to approval by the stewards.
The following are considered therapeutic plates:
- Glue-on (according to LR 57) (including Sigafoo and Mustad)
- Any type of bar plate
- Any type of concussion plate
- Hoof pads
- Tips and partial plates including ¾ plates
- Bonded-on plates (race plates secured to the foot by the use of any material or agent other than nails)
The horse with therapeutic plates and or synthetic hoof material must be presented for examination on arrival at the racecourse for inspection by an RV raceday farrier.
3. Loss of a therapeutic plate on the racecourse If a horse loses or damages a therapeutic plate on the way to the start, the following procedures will apply:
a. if a glue-on shoe or hoof pad is lost, the stewards will order the withdrawal of the horse;
b. if any form of bar plate, tip or partial plate (including ¾ plates) is lost and the cast shoe cannot be located or is damaged, the stewards will order the withdrawal of the horse, unless; i. the trainer has provided a spare formed, fitted and labelled therapeutic plate to the RV raceday farrier.
c. if any other therapeutic plate is cast on the way to the start, the RV raceday farrier will advise the stewards of the situation and the practicality of replating the horse. The stewards will then decide upon the appropriate course of action.
d. the stewards may, in exceptional circumstances, permit a horse to race bare-footed behind, but horses will not be permitted to race barefooted in front.
e. if any plate incorporated into extensive synthetic hoof repair is lost and in the opinion of the RV raceday farrier there is significant damage to the repair, the stewards will order the withdrawal of the horse.
4. Plating of racehorses by an unlicensed farrier
All horses racing in Victoria must be shod by a licensed farrier or an employee of a licensed farrier unless special permission has been granted by the
If the stewards have provided such permission, all racehorses plated by an unlicensed farrier must be presented for examination on arrival at the
racecourse for inspection by a RV raceday farrier.
5. The weight of plates
The weight of racing plates and therapeutic plates needs to be controlled to ensure that plating cannot be used to affect the performance of a horse and also to reduce the risk of plates lost in running causing injury to other race participants.
Unless specific permission is granted by the stewards, all racing plates must comply with the Rules of Racing
Please ensure that your farrier is aware of the weight restrictions that apply to racing plates (150 grams) and therapeutic plates (170 grams).
6. The use of over-sized nails
The heads of nails must not protrude more than 2mm from the surface of a racing plate or tip (for
example large E4 and E3 nails).
7. The height of clips
The height restriction is a safety measure to minimise the potential of damage to deep structures of the foot in the event of shifting or loss
of a plate.
Clips must not exceed the maximum height of 15mm.
RV farriers have been instructed to pay attention to compliance with the Rules of Racing and to report non-compliances to the stewards.
If you have any queries, please contact the Department of Equine Welfare and Veterinary Services at Racing Victoria.
Fatalities and trainer responsibilities
By world standards the number of thoroughbred racehorse fatalities in Victoria is considered low.
The safety and welfare of all participants, including the horse and jockey is paramount, and every endeavour is made to investigate each incident to prevent them occurring in the future.
Racing Victoria (RV) investigates all deaths whether they occur on race day, during a trial, at a jump out or in training.
When a registered racehorse dies or is euthanised at a racetrack or during training the following protocols apply and trainers and track managers will be required to submit information to Racing Australia (RA) and the RV Inegrity team.
In all instances the trainer will be required to complete the fatality/sudden death trainer report form, submit the previous three months of training, veterinary notes and medication history.
Request for these pieces of information will be made by email to the trainer. The information can be returned via email to email@example.com
All Victorian trainers are reminded that RA must be notified of the death of all named (but not yet retired) or unnamed horses within 24-48 hours respectively by lodging the relevant death notification form (AR52(1)(a)&(2)). In addition the death of a registered racehorse (named and unnamed) and the cause of death (if known) must be reported promptly in writing to RV (LR15).
Trainers must not dispose of a deceased named horse without written authority from RV unless a veterinary certificate as to the cause of death is provided to RV (AR52(1)(b)).
RV has a policy of performing post-mortem examinations in certain circumstances, such as when a horse dies or is euthanised on race day or during training at a metropolitan track.
Trainers are reminded that if a horse is insured by any owner, the insurance company must be informed as soon as possible, along with notifying RV.
In many instances the insurance company will require a post-mortem for their own use. If RV don’t require a post-mortem then the owner and/or trainer need to arrange for a post-mortem examination to be performed. RV may facilitate these arrangements if notified immediately.
RV appreciates your assistance in these investigations, all information is used to assist preventing future incidents.
For further clarification, please contact RV General Manager—Veterinary Services, Dr Grace Forbes, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Stewards' Room - October 2019
Stable returns must be accurate and up to date
Integrity Services will be conducting stable return audits to ensure that trainers are recording the precise location of all horses trained by them, and are stabled as per the location of the stable return.
Penalties may apply should stable returns not accurately reflect the horse’s location. Racing Australia (Stable Assist) has the capability for trainers to enter the precise location of a horse under their care when not stabled at the trainers approved training location.
For example: When a horse is “spelling, retired or active non-stable training (water walker, pre-training or beach work)”, the trainer must immediately lodge a new stable return, entering the horse’s status and the precise location in the corresponding fields in accordance with Australian Rule 103.
AR 103 TRAINERS TO LODGE STABLE RETURNS
(1) A stable return and any amendment there to lodged with a PRA (or its agent) is part of any entry for a race at any race meeting.
(2) A horse trained in Australia may not be entered for a race or official trial or jump-out unless a stable return for the horse is lodged with a PRA (or its agent)
(a) prior to the closing time for entries for the race, official trial or jump-out; or
(b) if entries for a race close more than 60 days before the advertised date for the running of the race, prior to the time for the first declaration of acceptances for the race.
(3) If a horse trained outside Australia is entered for a race or official trial or jump-out, a stable return for the horse must be lodged with a PRA (or its agent) prior to the time for declaration of final acceptances for the race, official trial or jump-out.
(4) The trainer of a horse must:
- (a) disclose the location of a horse under his or her care upon request by Racing Australia (for retirement purposes only) and/or a PRA;
- (b) lodge a stable return immediately upon a horse joining the trainer’s stable;
- (c) lodge an amendment to a stable return immediately if:
- (i) any particulars on the stable return have changed; or
- (ii) a horse leaves or joins the trainer’s stable, or moves to another of the trainer’s premises (where the trainer’s stable is comprised of more than one premises), with the amendment to disclose the precise location of the horse.
(5) For the purposes of subrule (4):
(a) if a trainer’s stable is comprised of more than one premises, the trainer must disclose at which premises the horse is located;
(b) when a horse leaves a trainer’s stable to spell or otherwise the trainer must disclose the location of the property at which the horse will be located.
(6) Where a horse has been entered for a race, from the time of entry to arrival on course prior to racing:
(a) except with the permission of the stewards, the horse must be stabled only at the premises from which the horse’s trainer is licensed to train;
(b) if the horse is travelling overnight to participate in the race, the horse’s trainer must inform the stewards of the horse’s proposed travel plans prior to the horse’s departure from the trainer’s stable and/or lodge a stable return disclosing the location of the horse (as required by the relevant PRA).
(7) If a trainer fails to lodge, in whole or in part, a stable return or any amendment thereof, or fails to provide details of the location or movements of a horse, in accordance with the provisions of this rule, the entry of the horse for any race, official trial or jump-out may be rejected or cancelled.
(8) The manager (or his or her authorised agent) of an eligible horse or a named horse must, unless otherwise contained in a stable return lodged in accordance with this rule, disclose:
(a) the location of that horse upon request by Racing Australia and/or a PRA, including as required under any registration, ownership transfer or other form;
(b) any change in the previously notified location of that horse, to the satisfaction of a PRA, immediately.
Trainers are further advised that under the provisions of AR103(6)(b) they are still required to submit a “Transfer of Horse after Nomination Time” form if they wish to relocate their horse from the time of nomination to the arrival on course prior to racing. This application must be approved by the stewards prior to the horse leaving the trainers approved training location.
The horse movement application form is locatedat https://www.racingvictoria.com.au/the-sport/ trainers/licensing/victorian-licensed-trainers.
LR 27 STABLING PRIOR TO RACE
(1) Where a horse has been entered for any race, unless the permission of the stewards has been granted, from time of entry to arrival on course prior to racing, the horse in question shall be stabled only at the premises from which the horse’s trainer is licensed to train.
(2) Where a horse is entered for a race in which the entries close more than 60 days prior to the advertised date for the running of the race, sub-rule (1) shall not apply from the time of entry, but shall apply from the period commencing six days prior to the advertised date for the running of the race.
(3) In this rule, a horse is “stabled” if it is stabled, yarded, or otherwise confined in any manner for any period of time, but does not apply to a horse that is being transported.
(4) The trainer and any other person who was in charge of a horse at a time relevant to sub-rule (1) or (2) and who in the opinion of the stewards has breached, or was a party to breaching sub-rule (1) or (2) may be penalised, and the horse concerned may be withdrawn from the race or disqualified. [amended 1/9/09]
THREE HOURS ON COURSE— SPRING CARNIVAL
Trainers are reminded that horses competing during the Spring Racing Carnival at the following meetings are required on course three hours prior to the advertised starting time of their respective race excluding races 1 and 2, which will remain at two hours:
- TURNBULL STAKES DAY—October 5, 2019
- CAULFIELD GUINEAS DAY—October 12
- CAULFIELD CUP DAY—October 19
- COX PLATE DAY—October 26
- VICTORIA DERBY DAY—November 2
- MELBOURNE CUP DAY—November 5
- VRC OAKS DAY—November 7
- STAKES DAY—November 9
TWO HOURS ON COURSE— COUNTRY CUPS
Trainers are reminded that horses competing at the following country cup meetings are required on course two hours prior to the advertised starting time of their respective race, including races 1 and 2;
- CRANBOURNE CUP—October 13, 2019
- GEELONG CUP—October 23
- BENDIGO CUP—October 30
- BALLARAT CUP—November 23
From the Stewards' Room - September 2019
Reminder to Trainers regarding the requirements to maintain a treatment diary.
AR 104 Trainers must keep treatment records:
(1) A trainer must record any medication or treatment administered to any horse in the trainer’s care by midnight on the day on which the administration was given.
(2) For the purpose of subrule (1), each record of administration must include the following information:
(a) the name of the horse;
(b) the date and time of administration of the treatment or medication;
(c) the name of the treatment or medication administered (brand name or active constituent);
(d) the route of administration including by injection, stomach tube, paste, topical application or inhalation;
(e) the amount of medication given (if applicable);
(f) the duration of treatment (if applicable);
(g) the name and signature of the person/s administering and/or authorising the administration of the treatment or medication.
(3) For the purposes of this rule “treatment” includes:
(a) shock wave therapy;
(b) acupuncture (including laser treatment);
(c) chiropractic treatment;
(d) the use of any electrical stimulation device (including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS));
(e) magnetic field therapy;
(g) any form of oxygen therapy, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy;
(h) the taking of a blood sample.
(4) For the purposes of this rule “medication” includes:
(a) all Controlled Drugs (Schedule 8) administered by a veterinarian;
(b) all Prescription Animal Remedies (Schedule 4), including those listed in Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2 to these Australian Rules;
(c) all Prescription Only Medicines (Schedule 4), prescribed and/or dispensed by a veterinarian for off-label use;
(d) all injectable veterinary medicines (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intra-articular) not already referred to above;
(e) all Pharmacist Only (Schedule 3) and Pharmacy Only (Schedule 2) medicines;
(f) all veterinary and other medicines containing other scheduled and unscheduled prohibited substances;
(g) all alkalinising agents;
(h) all herbal preparations.
(5) All records required to be kept in accordance with this rule must be retained by the trainer for at least 2 years.
(6) When requested, a trainer must make available to the Stewards the record of any administration of a treatment and/or medication required under subrule (1)
Victorian Racing Tribunal
From 1 August 2019, the operation of the RAD Board has ceased, except with respect to certain historical proceedings which commenced prior to 1 August and have not yet been finalised. Matters which previously would have been heard by the RAD Board will, from 1 August 2019, be heard by the Victorian Racing Tribunal (VRT), a body established under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic).
The VRT will hear matters under the rules of racing of all three Victorian racing codes: thoroughbred, harness and greyhound.
For more information on the VRT, including access to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding its operation and powers, please refer to the VRT website. email@example.com.
Decision to withdraw a horse from a group and listed race.
AR 69 Scratching of horses for Group or Listed races
A person who nominates a horse for a Group Race, Listed Race or Restricted Listed Race scheduled to be run within 30 days of the nomination who decides that the horse will not start in the nominated race, must immediately scratch the horse from the race concerned.
To assist the industry to disseminate this information accurately, nominators are requested to declare the reason for the withdrawal when such withdrawal is made.
3 Hours On Course – Spring Carnival
Trainers are reminded that horses competing during the Spring Racing Carnival at the following meetings are required on course 3 hours prior to the advertised starting time of their respective race excluding race 1 and 2 which will remain at 2 hours;
- Turnbull Stakes Day - 5 October 2019
- Caulfield Guineas Day – 12 October 2019
- Caulfield Cup Day – 19 October 2019
- Cox Plate Day – 26 October 2019
- Victoria Derby Day – 2 November 2019
- Melbourne Cup Day – 5 November 2019
- VRC Oaks Day – 7 November 2019
- Stakes Day – 9 November 2019
2 Hours On Course – Country Cups
Trainers are reminded that horses competing at the following Country Cup meetings are required on course 2 hours prior to the advertised starting time of their respective race including race 1 and 2;
- Cranbourne Cup – 13 October 2019
- Geelong Cup – 23 October 2019
- Bendigo Cup – 30 October 2019
- Ballarat Cup – 23 November 2019
Integrity Staffing News
The Stewards Panel has recently undergone a review of current operations, processes and resourcing requirements. As a result, we are pleased to announce the following internal changes to our operations:
- Kirstie Vanderzeil has been promoted to the position of Deputy Steward.
- Corie Waller will transition from his current role of Regional Manager Stewards – Mid West to the new role of Stewards Operations Manager.
- Sam Woolaston has been appointed to the position of Regional Manager Stewards – Mid West, to follow in Corie’s footsteps.
- Michael Williams, Stipendiary Steward from TRSA, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Steward.