Racing Officials Accreditation Program
Maximize Your Steward Experience

How to Prepare For and Get the Most Out of the Steward/Judge Accreditation Program

  • Review the Racing Officials Resource Guide.

  • Familiarize yourself with the racing statutes and/or rules of racing in your home jurisdiction. Bring a copy with you.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Model Rules of Racing found on the ARCI web site ( Print them out and bring them along.

  • You will not be expected to memorize these rules, but you will be expected to understand the in purpose and why they may differ from state to state.

  • Come ready to contribute to the conversation. Participation is more than half of the learning process. You have a lot to offer the rest of the group, so don't be shy!

  • When you think of unique situations that you have encountered, write them down! Bring that list with you. Discussing these events is the backbone of this program it helps to bring more consistency to decisions made at tracks across the region and the country.

  • Think about and write down current issues or problems you are facing. This is a great way to find out if other jurisdictions are facing the same things and how they are dealing with them.

  • Bring a tape of races that were "close calls" or unnusual incidents. There is nothing better than being able to actually see the incident and then talk through it. These race films are the most important (and most fun) things that you can bring with you.

  • Remember, write it down and bring it along!!