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Vet, trainer questioned as part of racing industry probe

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, pending further investigation.

No charges have been laid.

“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,” Superintendent Steve White said.

Dr Adam Matthews in 2016.

Dr Adam Matthews in 2016.Credit:Jason South

“Victorians are well known for their love of sport but equally they want to know that the playing field is fair and honest.

“We also know that the various sporting codes, such as the racing bodies we have been assisted by as part of this investigation, feel the same as police and the broader public.”

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