QRIC to investigate un-registered horse for sale
1 February 2021
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has commenced an investigation into a standardbred horse withdrawn from the Australian Pacing Gold (APG) sale when it was found to be unregistered.
As part of routine registration checks, QRIC Stewards became aware that Lot 30 Badlands Hanover – Bute Miss catalogued for sale at the Albion Park APG sales on Sunday 31 January is allegedly not a registered racehorse.
Stewards directed APG officials to withdraw the horse from the sale.
Chief Harness Steward David Farquharson said Stewards would enquire into the circumstances around the foaling and notification of the yearling to determine the owner’s compliance with the Australian Harness Racing rules.
“The Commission regularly attends sales events involving racing animals to ensure the rules are adhered to as part of its compliance activities,” he said.
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