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Horse racing is an integral part of Australian social and economic landscape, and is synonymous with glamour, fashion, punting and, unbeknownst to many, adhering to the laws set by the Australian Racing Board. Craig Deakin is one of those key officials, holding the position of a Stipendiary Steward, in Thoroughbred Racing South Australia. He is tasked with overseeing race meeting, addressing safety issues of the jockeys, horses and attendees, conducting stable and race track inspections, carrying out investigations on drug testing and appeals, and conducting inquiries on race days.
Australian racing industry
The racing industry in Australia contributes to over $6.2 billion annually to the economy. Thoroughbred horse racing is the third most attended sporting event in Australia after football and rugby leagues. Public interest in racing has been growing with more people attending races during racing carnivals. One of the biggest racing events is the Melbourne Cup that claims to divide the nation and pulls in record number of crowd every year.
Thoroughbred Racing SA is the controlling body for horse racing in South Australia which represents and promotes the state’s thoroughbred racing industry, overseeing 25 clubs in the state. They hold race meetings and consultations with industry officials such as owners, breeders, jockeys among others to monitor the Australian Rules of Racing are adhered to.