Racing Official Resigns Over Allegations

Published: October 21, 2016 02:36 pm EDT

An official with a harness racing commission recently resigned after having allegedly tipped off racing participants about upcoming stable raids.

According to an article by the Herald Sun, the unnamed 23-year-old official relinquished his post with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission less than one week after having been stood down by the QRIC.

The QRIC had forwarded the information to a crime and corruption commission for independent investigation.

“I’m disappointed that this misconduct has occurred, however I am grateful the behaviour was brought to my attention by members of the industry, so we could take action to rectify the issue,” QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett was quoted as saying.

(With files from the Herald Sun)