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RQ comment on QRIC suspension of harness participant

Racing Queensland has noted the decision by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) to suspend the licenses of a harness racing participant.

The participant was suspended after leaving a QRIC inquiry into his driving tactics during a race at Redcliffe in December.

QRIC has informed Racing Queensland that the participant’s licenses will remain suspended until he attends a reconvened inquiry.

General Manager of Racing, Simon Stout, reaffirmed Racing Queensland’s support of QRIC’s efforts to protect the integrity of all codes of racing. “The integrity of racing is paramount to its success for both participants and customers and to maintain public confidence in the sport.”

There are close to 3100 people directly involved in harness racing in Queensland generating $141.8 million for the Queensland economy. More than 800 owners and 275 trainers support the 2200 harness races each year across the state.

Racing Queensland is committed to working with participants to ensure the long-term future of harness racing in Queensland.