What additional Integrity/ Welfare tasks do the EWIOs carry out during a Race day?
The Equine Welfare Integrity Officers (EWIOs) will carry out regular yard patrols, and monitor the Security Cameras that are placed strategically around the stable yard.
Visual recognition is part of the EWIO role, getting to know stable staff, recognising them and engaging with them. Information which may help with integrity or welfare regulation will also be gathered during a race meeting. Yard patrols are another opportunity to assess the welfare of the horses, both pre race and post race.
Integrity kit / vehicle searches may be carried out, usually as a random selection, to ensure the Integrity of the Stables and Horse’s welfare are being complied with, within the rules of Racing.