Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards scratched a horse set to run on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday following a no notice stable inspection in Bracken Ridge on Sunday morning.
The Commission’s Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) inspected the stables of Trainer Kathy Stabe where they discovered that five-year-old gelding Kerbside Kaos appeared to have recently received an intravenous injection in contravention to The Rules of Racing.
The needles and syringes used have been seized and sent for further analysis and swab samples taken.
Stewards scratched the horse from Race 1 at Sunday's Sunshine Coast race meeting.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said that the no notice stable inspection was a great result with stewards acting swiftly to ensure the integrity of Sunday's races while investigations continue.
Ms Stabe was also fined $200 for employing an unlicensed stablehand.