Working as part of the British Horseracing Authority Raceday Officials team, the Steward’s role ensures all races are run smoothly and within the rules of racing at all meetings.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



Industry knowledge, race reading skills advantageous

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Ensuring the race meeting is run in accordance with the BHA Rules and Instructions
  • Sit in on Stewards Enquiries
  • Liaise with Trainers, jockeys and other staff

Who you’ll work with

  • Starter
  • Raceday Assistant
  • Judge
  • Racecourse executive

Skills & Knowledge

  • Horse Racing knowledge
  • Flexible individual
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to cope under pressure

How to get into this role

Take a look at the different jobs roles available in this sector.

Career Progression

The role of Steward could lead to Head of Stewarding or other raceday based roles.

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