Horse scratched from Coast races after stable raid
Racing stewards have scratched a thoroughbred horse that was set to run on the Sunshine Coast today after a raid on a stable this morning.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission released a statement on Sunday saying its investigations team had conducted a no notice inspection of trainer Kathy Stabe’s Bracken Ridge stables.
“They discovered that five-year-old gelding Kerbside Kaos appeared to have recently received an intravenous injection in contravention to The Rules of Racing,” the statement read.
The commission said it seized needles and syringes and sent them for further analysis and swab samples were taken.
Stewards scratched the horse from Race 1 at today’s Sunshine Coast race meeting.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said that the no notice stable inspection was a great result with stewards acting swiftly to ensure the integrity of today’s races while investigations continued.
Ms Stabe was also fined $200 for employing an unlicensed stablehand.
The Daily has tried to contact Ms Stabe.