Driver Cameron Fitzpatrick and trainer Dean Atkinson have become the latest harness racing figures to be arrested in the corruption scandal racking the sport this morning.
Strike Force Tairora, which comprises detectives from the Casino and Racing Investigation Unit, executed search warrants at addresses near Goulburn and in Sydney's Camden area.
Police seized items relevant to the investigation and arrested two suspects during the searches.
Fitzpatrick, 26, from Camden, was charged with two counts of corruptly giving an agent a benefit and one count of corruptly offering to give an agent a benefit. He was granted conditional bail and is to appear at Penrith Local Court on December 15.
Atkinson, 47, from Goulburn, was charged with two counts of corruptly giving an agent a benefit and one count of corruptly offering to give an agent a benefit.
He was granted conditional bail and is to appear at Picton Local Court on December 20.
They join Greg Bennett, Michael Russo and former steward Paul O'Toole, who were arrested and charged yesterday.
The conditions of bail are believed to include that the five men do not contact each other by any means including a third party, and also include former steward Methew Bentley.
Fitzpatrick and Atkinson were stood down by Harness Racing NSW indefinitely under Australian Harness Racing Rule 183, which states a trainer or driver may be directed not take part in a race "pending the outcome of an inquiry, investigation or objection, or where a person has been charged with an offence".
HRNSW stated it was not in a position to make any further comment now.