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VIC Report Calls For Independent Body

Friday, 22nd May 2015

A report into a Ballarat Pacing Cup race has recommended an independent body be invested with responsibility for all of Victoria's racing codes, reports AAP. Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna's report into the late scratching of six out of 10 horses in a race at Ballarat last year has called for an independent integrity body to be established. Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula says he believes Victorian racing needs a modern governance structure that avoids conflicts of interest. "However, I will await the findings of Mr Perna's investigation into the greyhound industry, as well as Racing Victoria's investigations into the use of cobalt, before making a judgment about the integrity structures of all three codes," Mr Pakula said.

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