Stewards are fundamentally responsible for conducting race meetings and ensuring that the Australian Rules of Racing are adhered to. Being a Steward involves a wide number of duties in order to properly control and regulate racing. Outside of race day stewards may conduct administrative tasks such as checking the bonafides of ownership and stable returns, approving horses for barrier certificates, overlooking track work and conducting random stable inspections and swabbing. Stewards are employed by the Principle Racing Authority of each State and all Stewards start as a Cadet Steward. In order to become a steward your past records will be thoroughly examined and you must be a person of high integrity.