Press releases 24th June 2020

15 Queensland racing participants charged with substance procurement breaches

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has today charged 13 thoroughbred trainers, 1 stable hand and 1 jockey from around the state with allegedly procuring substances or preparations in breach of the applicable legislation. The alleged breaches are as a result of a state-wide investigation into the alleged procurement of substances or preparations in breach of Australian Rule of Racing 256(2)(a)(iii).

‘A person must not have in his or her possession or on his or her premises any medication, substance or preparation which has not been registered, labelled, prescribed, dispensed or obtained in accordance with applicable Commonwealth and State legislation’.

Those charged are trainers John Zielke, Jared Wehlow, Ricky Vale, Benjamin Williams, Christopher Tapiolas, Ian Shaw, Toni Schofield, Steven Royes,  Kevin Miller, Darryl Hansen, Darryl Gardiner, Kristy Best, and Trinity Bannon, stablehand Andrew Minton and jockey Mark Barnham. The participants have been notified and Stewards have requested submissions in writing or at an Inquiry on a date to be fixed.

• This media release was published by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) on 24 June 2020. Click here for the original.

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