QRIC partners with Endeavour Foundation to build a brighter future for people with a disability

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has partnered with Endeavour Foundation to provide people with an intellectual disability a meaningful employment opportunity.

Endeavour Foundation took on the role of packing and delivery of the Commission’s race day testing kits recently as a result of a recent trial of the new process.

The success of the trial has led to improved efficiency at the Racing Science Centre as scientists have more time to carry out the testing process they are highly trained for.

The race day kits are delivered to around 1,800 thoroughbred, harness and greyhound meetings across Queensland each year. 

The test kits include everything necessary for race day swab attendants to collect and store animal samples.

The Commission carries out over 20,000 blood and urine tests each year and the process is an integral part of the Commission’s integrity functions.

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth said this arrangement was a win win for the Commission and Endeavour Foundation.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Endeavour Foundation to create employment opportunities, ensuring people with a disability can thrive and reach their full potential,” he said.

“This partnership really demonstrates our commitment to inclusivity and empowering people with a disability,”

“By focusing on abilities, we can help create an inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to work,” he said.

There are a series of established protocols around the packing and delivery of the test kits, including to eliminate the risk of tampering during the packing and transportation process, each kit is inspected upon delivery to ensure the protective sealing is intact.

We look forward to continuing to work with Endeavour Foundation.


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Matthew packing the race day test kits
Tina packing the race day test kits