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Police are investigating reports that a prominent horse trainer allegedly assaulted a mother and daughter.
Victorian racing identity Tony Vasil allegedly got into a confrontation with a 73-year-old woman last month.
Apparently, he inappropriately touched the elderly woman in a hotel as she passed him, leading her to slap him, 2GB reported.
The alleged assault, which was captured by CCTV, occurred during the Magic Millions racing carnival on the Gold Coast.
Vasil then allegedly hit the woman and later punched her daughter
Vasil allegedly hit the woman and then hit her daughter in the face after she came to her mother’s defense.
The 73-year-old woman suffered cuts and bruises to her mouth.
A man was also allegedly attacked in the melee.
Vasil had 12 wins in Group 1 before stopping competing.
Previously, he was disqualified by the Victoria Civil and Administrative Court for “blatant and systematic” doping of horses in what was said to be the “biggest scandal” in Australian racing history.
Queensland police said they were investigating after receiving a report of an alleged assault on the Gold Coast on January 16.