Wanted man found during QRIC stable inspection

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) on Saturday located a 29 year-old wanted Wyong man during stable inspections in the lead up to the Doomben Cup.

The man who is a licensed stable hand in New South Wales, formerly of Toowoomba is known to the IIT Stewards. He had allegedly travelled to Queensland for the Winter Carnival and was on course at the Eagle Farm stables when he was found.

Stewards were aware that the man was possibly wanted on an outstanding warrant and the matter was reported to the Queensland Racing Crime Squad (QRCS).

The man presented himself to the QRCS Albion office where he was arrested, transported to the Brisbane City watch house.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said QRIC officers have been working over the Winter Carnival to ensure that all participants are acting within the rules of racing.

“Today’s arrest is an example of our team’s vigilance,” he said.

“Last week QRIC Stewards scratched two runners when visiting New Zealand trainer Tony Pike’s camp breached race day treatment rules after IIT Stewards discovered the breach during stable inspections at the Eagle Farm stables in the lead up to the Doomben 10,000.

“Racing participants can expect to see a continued heavy presence over the remaining weeks of the carnival.”