QRIC calls on Racing Industry for support

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has had a number of reports of individuals attending race tracks in direct contravention to the current ban on owners and patrons due to the coronavirus.

The Commission has acted on each report, has warned all people concerned and reinforced the ban.

Racing participants must take responsibility and refuse access to anyone who should not be on site.

The continuation of racing is dependent on adhering to this advice.

The Commission is working closely with Racing Queensland to ensure racing continues in Queensland as long as is practicable.

It is extremely disappointing that some individuals are placing the industry at risk and Acting Commissioner Mark Ainsworth has called on everyone to support the industry they love.

The Queensland Branch of the Australian Trainer’s Association is assisting the Commission to spread the messages and Race Clubs are assisting with signage and surveillance.

The QRIC reminds participants that all race meetings – along with trials and track work – are limited to key race-day personnel only.

If you have information that unauthorised personnel are on racecourses please report it to the Report Something portal on the QRIC website or call 1300 119 291.