EQUINE vet Adam Matthews and Mornington trainer Lisa Enright have been questioned by police as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption and illegal activity within the state’s racing industry.
Detectives from the sporting integrity intelligence unit executed warrants at Keilor East, Mornington and Wallan from 8.25am on Wednesday, arresting a 38-year-old Keilor East man and a 47-year-old Mornington woman.
Police said their investigation was focused on the alleged use of illegal substances in Victorian racing and corrupt betting practices, as well as the use, possession and trafficking of cocaine.
Detectives from the sporting integrity intelligence unit spent Wednesday questioning the pair before both were released without charge.
Investigations are continuing.
The detectives were assisted by Racing Victoria, Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria. They are liaising with the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner.
Superintendent Steve White said the actions “reinforce that police are prepared to investigate any and all allegations of corruption in sport”.
“Victoria Police has long led the way in terms of investigations into allegations of corrupt and illegal activity within sport and racing, and this investigation again highlights this,” he said.
“Victorians are well known for their love of sport but equally they want to know that the playing field is fair and honest.”