The Crown has dropped a race fixing charge against harness racing trainer-driver Nigel Raymond McGrath, and another man has admitted three drugs charges arising from the Operation Inca investigation.
Twelve new charges alleging race fixing – including the drugging of a horse – and drug transactions have been laid against people involved in the police’s Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
Punter Graham Henry Beirne is one of the men facing race-fixing charges as part of the Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
Several harness racing industry figures are denying fraud conspiracy charges alleging race fixing and electing trial by jury.
Wide-ranging suppressions apply to appearances by harness racing figures who were called before the Christchurch District Court today on charges including race fixing and drugs.