Racing NSW stewards inspected stables at Newcastle Racecourse on Tuesday morning, almost two years to the day since a raid at the complex led to the disqualification of trainer Ben Smith.
Sources told the Newcastle Herald the raid on Tuesday was targeting one trainer, but Racing NSW chairman of stewards Marc Van Gestel said multiple stables were inspected.
Van Gestel said no inquiries were held as a result of the inspections.
"We've been doing stable inspections as part of our usual process and there were stable inspections conducted at that stable and other stables there," Van Gestel said.
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"It wasn't centralised around one stable, but we were certainly up there today with our investigative team doing our usual searches of stables, and that includes searches of gear, feed and medication rooms.
"It was a routine operation. We've gone through a number of stables to ascertain if there were any breaches of the rules."
The track hosts its spring carnival features this Friday, including the group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup, Cameron Handicap and Tibbie Stakes.
Word of the inspections brought back memories of the 2018 raid of Smith's stables at the track.
Smith's operation was inspected on September 11 that year because of elevated cobalt readings from two of his runners.
The two-time group 1-winner was later given a four and a half year disqualification on a raft of charges relating to doping breaches as well as giving false evidence and refusing to give evidence to stewards. The penalty was later reduced on appeal to three years and nine months.
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