Racing Steward
Maywood Park Trotting Association

8600 W. North Avenue

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Contact: Cynde Sempetrean

Fax: 708.343.9643


Salary: $45,000 to $55,000


Racing Steward Nighttime Hours – Full/Part-time


Position Description:

  • View all races for violations of racing rules, conduct inquiries and/or receive complaints of foul from racing participants.

  • Observe preliminary warm-up of horses, noting behavior of horses, lameness, equipment, conduct of drivers/jockeys, change in odds and any unusual incidents.

  • Lock pari-mutuel machines at the beginning of each race.

  • Maintain Stewards’ List of disqualified horses.

  • File daily minutes which shall include all complaints, investigations, dispositions, and findings.

  • Submit end of the meet reports at the conclusion of each meet including a summary of the meet and recommendations for improvements or corrections.

  • Supervise the issuance of occupation licenses and determine eligibility.

  • Conduct inquiries concerning license falsification.

  • Enforce and interpret the rules of the Racing Board.

  • Supervise and monitor all occupation licenses.

  • Conduct investigations and inquiries regarding alleged rule violations.

  • Issue penalties.

  • Supervise the conduct of track officials and state employees on track grounds.

  • Oversee entry and declaration process for the races.

  • Supervise the conduct of Board programs (i.e., Detention Barn, Security Department, License Department).

Applicants should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented and able to make analytically based recommendations, leadership skills, and ability to solve problems and respond to inquiries.

  • Law enforcement background/skills.

  • Criminal justice background/skills.

  • Ability to detect minor and major changes in performance, appearance, or past practice.

  • Ability to be proactive in suggesting change.

  • Extremely good organization skills.

Applicants should be available to work in the following locations:

  • Chicagoland Area

  • South eastern Illinois

No relocation included. Excellent compensation and benefits package.




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