Delays at Doomben Races following suspected COVID-19 breach

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards are working with Racing Queensland and the Queensland Police Service to investigate a possible compliance breach of COVID-19 restrictions at today’s Doomben Races.

Stewards were made aware of a possible breach concerning two persons who had travelled from Murwillumbah in NSW this morning accompanying thoroughbred horse Axella, trained by Matthew Dunn, who were still on the course.

Both persons involved had been subjected to the appropriate COVID-19 testing procedure upon entry to the course.

The horse ran in Race 4, and following races were delayed as stewards and Racing Queensland officials investigated a possible compliance breach with Queensland Government or Racing Queensland COVID-19 restrictions at the venue.

Stewards directed the two people involved to leave the course straight after Race 4 with Axella and to undergo COVID–19 testing and provide the results back to stewards.

QRIC and Racing Queensland take any possible breach of COVID-19 restrictions extremely seriously and have referred the matter to the Queensland Police Service for consideration of any action.


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