QRIC integrity keeps racing on track

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) is continuing with its operations around the state to ensure racing is carried out on a level playing field.

In the past week the IIT has inspected 30 racing stables and kennels, carried out several no notice inspections and testing operations around the state including at Eagle Farm racecourse, at Emerald and throughout South East Queensland including the Gold Coast.

Inspections resulted in a steward’s direction issued to a Gold Coast Trainer after an unlabelled prescription drug was found in the stables. 

At Emerald, a Trainer pleaded guilty and was fined $400 after being in possession of a syringe in his horse float that could be used to administer a prohibited substance under AR251(1)(b)(i) and samples were taken from the horses transported on the float. Sixteen jockeys were also breath tested without incident.

Education was provided to Trainers about the correct keeping of treatment books as they were either not provided or kept up to date in several of the stables and kennels inspected.

Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the vital operational work of the IIT was continuing to support the continuation of racing in three codes at this time.


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