Queensland Racing Stewards Order Teenager Who Ran Across Track To Appear At Inquiry!
Written on the 16 June 2017
The 19-year-old man who ran across the Eagle Farm Racetrack on the last race of Kingsford-Smith Cup Day, May 27th has been ordered to appear at an inquiry into the incident.
The teenager who apparently did it on a dare, narrowly escaped injury when he ran between the second to last and last horse around the 200m mark.
The man was held by security staff in the infield until police were called to detain the man.
Brisbane Racing Club CEO, Dave Whimpey responded to a Twitter post by Andrew Bensley from Sky Racing, saying, "He was caught and arrested and on Monday will face 10k fine. Silly silly person!!"
Chief steward Allan Reardon said the 19yo man has now been identified, with stewards hoping to speak to him at an inquiry.
"I have sent him a registered letter and he has 21 days to reply," Reardon said.
"If we don't hear from him, one option is to have an inquiry without him."
(Photo source: Chris Jasprizza/Twitter)