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Harness racing probe spreads to Auckland

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MATLOCK, ENGLAND - JUNE 11:  Driver and horse behind the pacer car before the off at Pikehall harness racing course on June 11, 2017 in Matlock, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) © Getty MATLOCK, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Driver and horse behind the pacer car before the off at Pikehall harness racing course on June 11, 2017 in Matlock, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) The investigation into the harness racing industry has spread to Auckland, police say.

So far, 13 of some of the most high profile names in the sport are facing race-fixing and drugs charges.

All of the races until now have been based in the South Island.

Today police said Operation Inca had uncovered possible race-fixing involving at least one meeting in Auckland in May this year.

They say the Racing Integrity Unit has informed it of the allegations and further charges are possible.

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