POLICE are currently investigating the placing of two star pickets on the turf at the Kilmore Racecourse on Thursday (April 12).

Stewards discovered the stakes during a routine inspection prior to the first race. The meeting was subsequently abandoned.

It is believed that the stakes were driven into the track on the Wednesday night prior to the meeting

The metal star pickets were found two metres off the running rail near the 400-metre mark.

The incident has become a police matter in what appears to be an alleged deliberate act.

The North Central Review print edition will contain a full report on the incident and an update on investigations on Tuesday, April 17.