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« 2015-Mar-15, 06:12 PM Reply #925 »
Story around that the son of a leading  trainer in Victoria has had a positive to cobalt and  his hores have been scratched this week.

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« 2015-Apr-23, 09:08 AM Reply #926 »
Police raid step in right direction

RACING Queensland Harness chairman Greg Mitchell has welcomed last week’s police raid.

A search warrant was executed at Albion Park last Saturday night, midway through the race program, with police looking for drugs on horse trainers and drivers.

A police spokesman confirmed no drugs were found and no arrests were made.

“The police obviously had their reasons to carry out the raid but I’m pleased it took place, we want a clean industry so illicit and performance enhancing drugs won’t be tolerated,” Mitchell said.

“This is a proactive step forward and proves that we will stop at nothing to stamp out drugs in our business.”

Leading trainer/driver Peter Greig was issued with an infringement notice after allegedly obstructing a sniffer dog from inspecting a bag.

“We want a safe environment and everybody keeps telling me they want a level playing field” Mitchell said. “Well, this is a step in the right direction in achieving that.”

The raid came just weeks after urine testing at Albion Park on April 4 resulted in licensed driver Brendan Barnes testing positive to the presence of cocaine metabolites. He pleaded guilty and was disqualified for six months.

LONG overdue work on the Albion Park racetrack will begin today.

After careful consideration, the track will undergo significant changes including a new crusher dust base with a sand cushion surface while cross falls on all turns will also be reworked.

“We have had strong dialogue with renowned track designer Graeme Maher for several months while we have carried several talks with trainers and drivers on what is the preferred surface,” Albion Park racing operations manager Damian Raedler said.

Racing will continue tomorrow and on Saturday night while meeting’s scheduled for next Tuesday and Friday have been transferred to Redcliffe.

CONFIRMATION of a Brisbane winter carnival campaign for champion pacer Beautide should be known after Sunday.

Racing icon John Tapp will retire from his media commitments in June and will concentrate on training his small team of pacers with his wife, Anne.

The Courier-Mail  - Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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« 2015-Apr-30, 08:53 PM Reply #927 »
It is laughable what Gavin Lang gets away with.
Like to know how many $1.50 shots he drives that go unplaced.

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« 2015-May-04, 09:25 AM Reply #928 »
A POLICE raid on an Albion Park harness meeting followed a tip that drivers and trainers were using cocaine and ice and giving drugs to horses.
Officers with sniffer dogs descended on the Brisbane raceway after a Racing Queensland request to investigate serious drug allegations, The Courier-Mail can reveal.
Information was obtained suggesting ice — or crystal meth-amphetamine — was being given to horses to enhance their performance and that drivers were on cocaine.
Police did not discover any drugs during the raids at the Saturday night race meeting last month.
A joint police-RSPCA greyhound taskforce — set up after the live baiting scandal — led to the raids in a sign that investigations were expanding into broader criminality in the racing industry.
Nationwide, jockeys and drivers have tested positive for methamphetamines, cocaine and other substances.
Racing Queensland is in the spotlight, with concerns police have not always been kept informed of drug allegations, sources said.
There are also questions over what Racing Queensland does with drug stashes if they are discovered.
Jockeys, drivers, trainers, attendants, officials and others in control of racing animals are banned from taking illicit drugs and some prescription medication that can impair their ability to work safely.
Racing Queensland confirmed it did not inform police of positive drug tests but did report drug possession and other illegal conduct for further investigation.
Urine testing at Albion Park on April 4 resulted in driver Brendan Barnes testing positive to cocaine metabolites. He pleaded guilty and was disqualified for six months.
Trainer-driver Ricky Thurlow tested positive to cocaine metabolites in a random test at Albion Park in October and was suspended for six months.
Two horses in South Australia last year returned positive tests for methamphetamine. In Victoria, greyhound Jubilea Bale returned a positive test for methamphetamine in January.


Follow up story CM today.....questions about...There are also questions over what Racing Queensland does with drug stashes if they are discovered

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