Racing NSW and police to join forces
Racing NSW will have the services of a senior police detective in a move to reinforce integrity
in the sport. While NSW Police would not comment, Racing NSW chief executive Peter
V’landys confirmed the venture to combat any corrupt activity. The announcement
comes after a week when racing has been rocked by the filing of Victoria Police charges
against disqualified trainer Darren Weir and three other people relating to animal cruelty
V’landys said punters and racing industry participants could be confident
everything is being done to protect the integrity of racing and provide a level playing field for all.
Amendments to the NSW Racing Act are set to be passed by the NSW parliament which will
give Racing NSW the power to compel anyone to give evidence and to submit mobile phones
for forensic imaging. Racing NSW is also expected to soon announce the appointment
of a former police detective to its integrity unit.