|Tom Hayles, the chief Steward for Thoroughbred Racing South
Australia, will arrive in Macau on Sunday as he prepared to take up his new role in that
Hayles, who's been involved in the industry
for over three decades, has been the Chairman of Stewards in Adelaide since 1993.
The Macau Jockey Club issued a statement yesterday saying
it was delighted at the appointment.
"The Macau Jockey Club is pleased
to announce the appointment of Mr Tom Hayles as Senior Stipendiary Steward effective 1
February 2002," the statement said.
Hayles' career began in 1969 when he began working for the
Tasmanian Racing Club. In that time he served in various areas including track maitenance,
barrier work, clerk of scales and a judge.
In 1979 Hayles moved to Adelaide where he was appointed as
the Master of Apprentices. Some six years later he was appointed Licensing Stewards and
another five years on was promoted as Deputy Chairman of Stewards.
Hayles, a mad keen supporter of the
Adelaide Crows, has been a respected member of the South Australian industry.
His replacement is yet to be appointed and
current Deputy Graham Loch is the Acting Chairman in the meantime.