Keeping things on the up and up with regard to Thoroughbred racing in the State of New South Wales is the primary responsibility of Racing NSW.
Racing NSW is tasked with the management of the tracks, from the lofty pinnacles of Royal Randwick to the unique triangular oval of the track operated by the Gosford Race Club and everything around or between..
Racing NSW is also involved in the promotional aspects of racing, a function that included scheduling, adding new events and polishing the existing races.
The stated mission of Racing NSW, to paraphrase, is to supply leadership that will inspire confidence in industry participants and punters and to make racing profitable. Racing NSW is constituted by the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 No. 37 ("the Act") as amended by the AJC Principal Club Amendment Act 1997. You can view the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 courtesy of the Australasian Legal Information Institute.
Racing NSW oversees close to sixty courses that are located beyond the metro area. These courses offer the type of racing Australia can enjoy in a more leisurely environment than they can at the metro courses of Royal Randwick, Rosehill and Warwick Farm.
Racing New South Wales performs an important function by administering the rules of racing uniformly. This is so that race participants, such as owners, trainers, jockeys and all the others that work so diligently to put out a good product and supply spectators with a positive experience, know that when they race horses at any of the country, bush or picnic tracks, they can expect fair trade.
The Racing NSW website contains valuable information about the regional tracks and not simply the major races at the metro tracks.
One example is a page dedicated to NSW horse racing results, which is really convenient to use and is updated constantly to keep up with the hundreds of races that Racing NSW produces every day.
Another feature of the Racing NSW website is a vast database that permits site visitors to get the latest information on Today’s Racing. This feature also allows users to search for horses, jockeys and trainers by name.
Users can also view fields for upcoming NSW races in conjunction with Racing Australia. The latest results can be found and upcoming races provide information of the fields with an included form guide for anyone who is looking to have some entertainment value by having a punt or two.
Racing NSW also offers an NSW racing diary that supplies fans and participants with precise information regarding an exhaustive list of racing data statistics. The NSW racing diary is in a monthly calendar format and supplies such pertinent information as when and where barrier trials are being held and a handy color-coded header that identifies meetings as Metro, provincial, and country race meetings.
One feature we recommend highly is the results section of the Racing NSW racing diary that provides results in a handy drop down format that lists every race from the meeting.
Be sure to take advantage of the video replays Racing NSW posts on their web pages. There is no better way to see which horses are in top form and which are floundering around the track. NSW Racing replays are a valuable feature for racing punters who want to make the best possible selections for entertainment purposes.
Racing NSW Live is the place to watch races that otherwise would not be seen.
All of the above features apply to Racing NSW metro racing, but there are plenty of good sources for that information, while the racing at the more far-flung tracks is often ignored by some of the other racing information outlets.
Racing Australia and its partnership with Racing NSW is a great service to all elements of the racing community.
Best of all, every last bit of it is free to use and enjoy.
Racing NSW is doing much to promote the Sport of Kings and at the same time, ensure that there is a level playing field for all involved.