Queensland trainer gets nine months for fraud

Queensland Racing stewards have disqualified a Toowoomba trainer for nine months after being found guilty of acceptance fraud.

Stewards charged Tracey Wolfgram with a breach of AR175 (a) after alleging the trainer committed a fraudulent action in connection with racing on November 18 last year.

Wolfgram advised QRL representative Brent Leisemann she had received an email confirmation from RISA for two horses at the November 20 Toowoomba meeting.

Stewards alleged Wolfgram falsified the email confirming the acceptance of Rem ‘E’ Can and Seaside Dancer for the fixture.

Stewards heard evidence from a number of witnesses, including computer experts and RISA staff before finding Wolfgram guilty of the charge.

Wolfgram’s disqualification began at midnight on February 9.

The horses in question were disqualified from their respective events. Rem ‘E’ Can finished second in the Puntingace Class 4 Handicap (1850m) while Seaside Dancer missed a place in the GHD Pty Ltd Class 1 Handicap (1000m).