Five stood down after Gold Coast raid
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission(QRIC) officers have found five trackwork
riders who have tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the Gold
Coast. A QRIC spokesperson confirmed yesterday’s raid involved the testing of 52
people including track riders and jockeys.
The raid also found four people who were unlicensed to ride. “And another participant
who returned a preliminary positive test for cannabis was stood down and will appear at
soon to be scheduled stewards’ inquiries,” the spokesperson said. Two licensed riders
returned preliminary positive tests for opiates and two more returned positive tests for
Benzodiazepine and they were stood down.
The trainers who have employed unlicensed track riders will also be referred to stewards.