FOLLOWING an extensive recruitment process, Racing Queensland (RQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Woolaston to the position of Senior Steward based in Townsville.

Sam comes to the role having served as Deputy Chairman of Stewards in the Central and Western Districts and Northern Rivers District of New South Wales. In 2010, Sam returned to the Sydney Metropolitan Panel based in Newcastle, a position he has held until the present time.


RQ CEO Darren Condon is confident that Sam has attained the unique skills required of a Steward responsible for managing a large regional centre.

“Sam’s success in Senior Steward’s roles in Tamworth and more recently as the Steward in charge at Newcastle, one of Australia’s largest provincial racing centres. This represents a great foundation of experience that will serve to ensure he succeeds as the leader of Stewards Operations in North Queensland” he said.

“I am confident that Sam will be of great benefit to the racing industry in North Queensland.”