PO­LICE

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

will in­ves­ti­gate the at­tempted sab­o­tage of last Thurs­day’s Kil­more race meet­ing af­ter two steel rods were dis­cov­ered pro­trud­ing from the track.

The meet­ing was aban­doned af­ter the 40cm pick­ets were found driven into the track near the home turn dur­ing a rou­tine Rac­ing Vic­to­ria stew­ards’ in­spec­tion.

Po­lice were im­me­di­ately alerted amid fears horses and jock­eys had been de­lib­er­ately tar­geted.

The dis­cov­ery prompted Kil­more Rac­ing Club chair­man Dr Max­ine Brain to de­scribe it as “di­a­bol­i­cal act” which could have had disastrous con­se­quences.

“It’s a di­a­bol­i­cal act and any­one cruel enough to have done some­thing such as this should face the full brunt of the law,” she said.

“If the pick­ets were not found then the con­se­quences could have been disastrous for an in­no­cent horse or jockey.”

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