Day At The Track

Big punter implicated in harness investigation

03:29 PM 04 Sep 2018 NZST
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As reported by Stuff a wealthy Christchurch punter whose home was raided in a high-level police investigation into corruption in harness racing says police will come up empty-handed. 

Harness racing identities have been interviewed by police following morning raids on 10 stables throughout the country, following a long-running inquiry into alleged race-fixing, corruption and drugs in the sport. 

Police executed search warrants on stables in Canterbury, Invercargill and ManawatÅ«. Figures interviewed included Natalie Rasmussen, John Dunn, Blair Orange, Nigel McGrath and Andrew Stuart

Christchurch car industry king pin, racehorse owner and major punter Graham Beirne, speaking to Stuff from Bali where he is on holiday, said he had heard about the raids on Canterbury trainers and knew police wanted to interview him.

"I'm a suspect put it that way. The police have been to our place this morning but I'm not there. All I have to say is one word: nonsense.

Read the full Stuff story here


Martin van Beynen and Mat Kermeen
Stuff Website

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