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UPDATE: THE Racing Crime Squad have charged a licensed thoroughbred trainer over allegedly administering substances to a horse before it raced at Innisfail today.

It is alleged the 63-year-old Innisfail man injected a substance into Oakland Avenger engaged to run today.

The man was charged under the Racing Integrity Act – a person must not use a prohibited thing on, or interfere with a licensed animal.

Investigations into criminal charges are continuing.

The man was given notice to appear before the Innisfail Magistrates Court on 12 November, 2018.

The trainer’s three horses were scratched from today’s Innisfail race meeting.

A Stewards Inquiry started and adjourned today in relation to three racing participants for

administering race day treatment prior to the Innisfail race meeting.

EARLIER: A NUMBER of horses have been scratched from today’s program following a curious investigation at the Innisfail races.

Police and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission were at the Innisfail track before dawn ahead of the six-race program.

Local trainer Greg Strickland’s three horses Redwiska, Cashed Up Bully and Oakfield Avenger were late scratchings from the races.

QRIC is expected to release a statement later today.

More information to come.

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