A six-month inquiry into Victoria’s racing industry has found no evidence of systemic corruption.
Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna said his investigations led to a number of inquiries, but only one has resulted in a prosecution.
“Based on current evidence, race fixing is not a systemic issue in Victoria,” Mr Perna said.
The inquiry, which had no powers to compel anyone to give evidence, relied on information offered voluntarily.
Mr Perna said he received 61 “information reports” from the time the investigation was instigated last August.
Despite his conclusion that Victorian racing is free of endemic race-fixing, Mr Perna made 11 recommendations in his report released on Wednesday, mostly relating to the need for the industry to have greater coercive powers and for the introduction of legislation to enable police to share information with racing authorities.