A former racing participant has been remanded in custody after an appearance in the Innisfail Magistrates Court yesterday where he appeared to answer trespass and fraud charges, Queensland Police say.
The Queensland Racing Crime Squad was called in to investigate after an alleged threat to dope a horse set to race at Atherton on Saturday.
The thirty two year-old Innisfail man was subsequently arrested, charged and remanded in custody on Saturday September 22 until his appearance yesterday where he was remanded to reappear to face the charges on October 8, 2018.
It is alleged the man had threatened to dope one of the horses in a shared stable of thoroughbred trainers at Innisfail.
In consultation with the trainers, stewards withdrew all six runners set to race at Atherton on Saturday as a precaution.
Samples have been taken for testing from one of the horses to determine if any substances were administered.
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