Horse trainers to stand trial over race-fixing allegations

Three Tamworth horse trainers at the centre of an alleged race-fixing ring have been committed to stand trial.

Robert Clement, Cody Morgan and Anthony Ian Mabbott were ordered to to stand trial after Magistrate Robert Rabbidge delivered his findings in Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday following a five hour committal hearing into the case last month.

The three co-accused allegedly facilitated the corrupt conduct of betting events at local racetracks.

Morgan is charged in connection with the alleged doping of Prussian Secret in the 2013 Tamworth Cup, while Mabbott's charges stem from harness racing meets in Muswellbrook and Tamworth.

Clement's charges relate to allegedly corrupt activities across both the harness and thoroughbred racing industries.

See the full story in tomorrow's edition of The Leader.

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