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The remote-controlled shooter included 12 metal tubes, each a foot long, filled with darts buried in the grass under the spot where the starting gates would be situated for 1,200-metre races on Wednesday night.

The tubes, spaced so each would aim up at a horse, were wired together and linked to a wireless receiver, according to a local newspaper and a police source who declined to be identified.

"The obvious intent was that it was going to fire these little darts which have got some kind of chemical in it … up from the ground up to where the horse’s starting gate is," the senior police source told the Reuters news agency.

"I doubt it was meant to do anything more than just slightly tranquilize the horse. That’s my speculation."

The darts had been sent to a laboratory to try to identify the chemical used.<br><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

http://sport.scotsman.com/racing.cfm?id=447052007