The race fixer who pleaded guilty in a Brisbane court earlier this week has officially been banned from attending all race tracks in Queensland.
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner announced on Friday that former harness racing driver Barton Cockburn has had his license cancelled.
“Mr Cockburn’s warning off applies to all three codes of racing – thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds,” Commissioner Ross Barnett said.
“The prosecution of Mr Cockburn should sound a clear warning to anyone wanting to undermine the
integrity of racing in Queensland that there will be serious consequences,”
Cockburn was fined $5000 after pleading guilty to two counts of facilitating match-fixing and one count of disclosing knowledge in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
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