Race Fixing Investigation Southern Downs

Police bust harness match fixing ring

Race Fixing Investigation Southern Downs

Detectives from the Queensland Racing Crime Squad attached to the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission have this week executed search warrants at properties of five harness racing participants.

This resulted in the arrest of a 46-year-old Warwick man who has been charged with one count of Match Fixing under the Queensland Criminal Code.

This action is the result of a protracted investigation by the QPS, CCC and QRIC into systemic match fixing in the harness racing industry.

Premises visited this week included properties at Limestone Ridges, Warwick, The Gap, Logan Village and Redcliffe. Detectives seized mobile phones, computers, documents and clothing.

The items will now be forensically examined as part of the investigation.

The crime racing squad was set up in 2016 to investigate serious animal cruelty, match fixing and major and organised crime across all three codes of racing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.