QRIC testing finds positives to cocaine and cannabis

As a result of Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) no notice testing at several locations around Queensland a female trackwork rider has been stood down and three positive tests will now be the subject of Steward’s Inquiries.

A female trackwork rider was stood down after she returned a preliminary test to methamphetamine, amphetamine and cannabis during an IIT trackwork operation at Deagon on 14 October when trackwork riders, jockeys and Trainers were tested.

At Beaudesert on 23 September a female Beaudesert jockey returned a positive test to cannabis and a male Trainer also from Beaudesert has returned a positive test to Oxazepam.

Testing at Gatton on 4 October resulted in a male jockey from Toowoomba testing positive to cannabis.

A female track work rider returned a positive result to cocaine metabolites when she was tested during an operation that included track work riders and jockeys at the Sunshine Coast on 8 October.

The IIT also conducted a no notice testing operation at Charters Towers on 19 October involving pre-race testing of horses racing at the Charters Towers meeting and seven jockeys all without incident.

Testing of jockeys continued at the Ipswich races last week when 27 jockeys were tested without incident.

Eleven jockeys were tested at Charleville races last Saturday, also without incident.

IIT Stewards also conducted several stable inspections at Charleville resulting in six steward’s directions to Trainers to update their stable returns.

Testing at Gympie track work this morning resulted in two samples being sent for analysis.

All samples provided to the IIT are now subject to analysis.


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