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Driver Slapped With Race Fixing Charges

Published: November 21, 2017 2:23 pm ET

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It has been announced that a leading Standardbred reinsman is now facing charges surrounding race fixing Down Under.

According to an article by The Sydney Morning Herald, leading Queensland horseman Mathew Neilson has been suspended and has been accused of fixing a race which took place on December 9, 2016 at Redcliffe.

“The commission has taken this action because it has a duty to ensure the integrity of the racing industry,” said Ross Barnett of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, which conducted a lengthy investigation in to the matter.

According to the article, match fixing was added to Queensland's criminal code three years ago, and therefore the 35-year-old Neilson is facing a maximum 10-year prison term over the matter.

(With files from The Sydney Morning Herald)

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