Educational Materials


Racing Officials Resource Guide 7th Edition, 451 pp. Lexington, Kentucky, April 2018. 
The Resource Guide contains insightful observations from some of racing's most knowledgeable and respected individuals. Not only should it be required reading for every racing official, it also would appeal to any serious student of the sport. The resource guide was commissioned by the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) for use in conjunction with accreditation courses and is a resource for those who want to learn more about officiating horse racing. This edition includes the following exclusive features:

  • What is a Steward or Judge?
  • Basics for Steward Hearings; Informal Hearings and Formal Hearings
  • When Something Happens; Steps to take in an inquiry or objection, when the weather turns bad, when the wrong horse races.
  • Medication Testing; Basic principles, trainer responsibility rules, chain of custody, split sample.
  • And much more.

Price: $50.00 (plus 6% sales tax for Kentucky residents). Payment options below.

Duties and Responsibilities of Racing Officials Video
This is an informational video that gives an overview of the responsibilities and duties of all racing officials. Gain insight into the fundamentals of the day-to-day operations that racing officials are accountable for various racing officials are interviewed first hand, including paddock judges, placing judges, starters, clerk of scales and horse identifiers. Learn from professionals what it takes to be part of a team that is responsible for upholding the integrity of horse racing.

The video is available for free digital download here or if you would like a DVD copy, the price is $15 (plus 6% sales tax for Kentucky residents) payable through link below or sending check or money order to ROAP (use printable form below)


To order the ROAP Resource Guide and/or ROAP Duties and Responsibilities DVD via credit/debit card, select your order option then click "Pay Now" below:

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To order the ROAP Resource Guide and/or ROAP Duties and Responsibilities DVD via mail, please use this printable form to send with payment.

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