QRIC Receives Record Cadet Steward Applications

13 September, 2022

The future is bright for Queensland’s racing industry, with a record number of people chasing a career in racing integrity.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has received more applications than ever for steward positions. 278 people have applied, including 100 prospective cadets, some with racing industry experience.

Cadet stewards have the opportunity to be trained in all three codes of racing (thoroughbred, harness and greyhound) unless regionally based. They become qualified on successful completion of the stewards’ training module.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Shane Gillard said the large number of applicants includes candidates in regional areas – a good sign for the future of the Queensland racing industry amidst a nationwide shortage of qualified racing stewards.

“We have received more applicants this year than in previous intakes, which gives us a good pool to select from,” said Mr Gillard.

“It has been great to see hundreds of applicants from right across the state, so that we can continue to add support at regional race meetings.

“Our goal is to ensure that the next generation is mentored and supported, so they can continue the work of stewarding, which is integral to race day operations and racing integrity.”

The Commission has recently appointed two new stewards with industry experience. QRIC is continuing its selection process for cadet stewards.


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