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Chief Executive Officer / Stipendiary Steward

Mr. Wayne Wood


Mr. Wood was the inaugural CEO of RTC, and continues to play an important role in maintaining standards while helping Sri Lanka reach global status in horseracing.


Wood is a respected member of the international racing community, with a wealth of thoroughbred racing experience of 50 years, both in practical terms and as a senior administrator.


His passion for horseracing blossomed in school where he took part in horse shows in his native land Australia. He alsoassisted now retired Sydney trainer Ted Stanton from a young age.


After leaving school and working for Stanton for a short period, Mr. Wood’s direction shifted to administration where he started in the racing office at the Sydney Turf Club and moved up the ladder serving the Australian Jockey Club, Metropolitan Race Club, West Australian Turf Club, Queensland Racing, Royal Western India Turf Club in Mumbai and as Director of Racing and Chief Stipendiary Steward for the Bangalore Turf Club before joining RTC.


Mr. Wood is known for his integrity and for being a fair and fearless adjudicator with a no nonsense attitude towards those who breach the Rules of Racing.


Chief Executive Officer / Stipendiary Steward


Tel: +94 77 788 7572


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