Queensland stewards launch inquiry into alleged raceday treatment

Queensland stewards have launched an inquiry into an Integrity Investigations Team report of alleged raceday treatment of the Peter Kings-trained Anacheeva Lad which was due to race at Toowoomba last Saturday.

Anacheeva Lad was scratched from its race and swab samples were taken from the gelding.

“Preliminary results show a TCo2 Level in excess of the allowable threshold and Mr Kings will appear at a resumed inquiry when the results of analysis of all samples and several seized items is known,” a Queensland Racing Integrity Commission release said.

“Stewards also found the Oakey thoroughbred trainer guilty of a breach of AR231(1)(a) when he was found to be in possession of modified spurs at his registered stables.

“The stewards believe the spurs were capable of inflicting cruelty to a horse.

“Stewards considered the seriousness of the breach, the negative impact of Mr King’s actions against the racing industry and the need for penalties to serve as a deterrent and he was fined $1000.”

Mr Kings was also fined $200 for employing an unlicensed stablehand.

Originally published asInquiry launched into alleged raceday treatment

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