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« 2019-Oct-11, 03:16 PM Reply #25 »
Thursday 10 October, 2019
Craig Brennan
AAP report
A Racing Victoria inquiry involving trainer Jarrod McLean (L) has been held behind closed doors.
Group One-winning trainer Jarrod McLean has been suspended by Racing Victoria stewards until police charges including animal cruelty are finalised in court.

McLean fronted RV stewards on Thursday after being charged a day earlier by the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit.

He is facing multiple counts of engaging in torturing, abusing, overworking and terrifying a thoroughbred racehorse; and causing unreasonable pain or suffering to a thoroughbred racehorse.

McLean is facing 16 charges which also include conduct that corrupts betting outcomes and possessing cocaine.

The charges emanate from raids on properties of disqualified trainer Darren Weir at Ballarat and Warrnambool in January.

RV stewards on Thursday opened three separate inquiries involving McLean, registered stable employee Tyson Kermond and licensed jockey agent and registered stable employee William Hernan.

Each was charged by stewards for refusing to give evidence as requested and have been referred to the Victorian Racing Tribunal.

McLean-trained horses accepted for races at Ballarat on Friday - Wish I Might, Lucy Mac and Pour Vous - have all been scratched on stewards orders.

Like McLean, Kermond was suspended until his police charges are dealt with in court.

The inquiries were held behind closed doors after their legal representative Patrick Wheelahan made a submission to exclude the media from the hearings.

Along with being a trainer in his own right, McLean was Weir's right hand man in charge of the disgraced trainer's Warrnambool stable.

Weir, who was disqualified by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in February for four years, was also charged by police on Wednesday and faces nine charges, will be directed to attend a future stewards' inquiry .

Kermond was charged by police with six animal cruelty offences and one count of conspiracy to defraud Racing Victoria with Hernan facing one charge of corrupt conduct.

All four are due to to appear in Melbourne Magistrates court on October 23.


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« 2019-Oct-16, 09:38 AM Reply #26 »
Future of Jarrod McLean's Group I winner Trap For Fools uncertain
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Ben Dorries12:00PM12 October 2019

The future of suspended trainer Jarrod McLean's Group I winner Trap For Fools is uncertain.
It is understood McLean's intention had been to transfer last year's Mackinnon Stakes winner into the care of fellow Group I-winning Warrnambool trainer Lindsey Smith.
But steward Rob Montgomery said on Saturday that stewards were yet to receive any application from McLean to transfer Trap For Fools or other horses in his stable.
McLean, also a former Darren Weir foreman, was on Thursday suspended from racing until police charges against him are finalised in the courts.
McLean is facing 16 police charges as part of the case involving disgraced trainer Weir and others.
McLean was charged with: Conspiracy to defraud Racing Victoria stewards; engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome or event contingency; use of corrupt conduct information; engaging in the torturing, abusing, overworking and terrifying of a thoroughbred; causing unreasonable pain or suffering to a thoroughbred and possession of cocaine.
McLean has also been fighting charges laid by RV stewards surrounding alleged possession of jiggers and his conduct during their inquiries into raids on properties related to Weir’s former empire in January.
Related Topics: Trap For Fools

Meanwhile Leo Schink writing in the CM yesterday reported :-
LINDSEY Smith said he was unlikely to take any horses from Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean, who has been stood down indefinitely pending the outcome of police charges.
Smith met stewards on Saturday to discuss the blocked transfer of six former McLean horses to his yard.
The gallopers, including Mackinnon Stakes winner Trap For Fools, are owned by Smith’s largest owner Geoff Evans.
Smith said he fully understood the stewards’ decision.
“The application has not been submitted and I understand the other side of it (the connection to McLean),” he said


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« 2019-Oct-16, 11:47 AM Reply #27 »
Why would Smith not be allowed the horses ?

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« 2019-Oct-16, 12:50 PM Reply #28 »
Lindsay was interviewed on Perth radio yesterday and explained that he had no problem with the stewards,

The problem was that the transfer of McLean's horses was simply done by stable return whereas there should have been
an application to the stewards foor the transfer to happen.

He said he was pretty sure he would be training the horses except at this stage Trap for Fools would be going back to a paddock in WA with future uncertain.

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« 2019-Oct-18, 10:23 PM Reply #29 »
Friday 18 October, 2019
Georgie Moore
AAP report
Trainer Jarrod McLean has lost his Supreme Court case against Racing Victoria.
Racing authorities will be free to charge trainer Jarrod McLean with horse doping offences after he lost a court bid to keep evidence from a police raid on his Victorian stables secret.

McLean had claimed Victoria Police acted unlawfully when it gave Racing Victoria information about items seized during the January 30 raid at Yangery, near Warrnambool.

The former assistant to disqualified trainer Darren Weir failed in his Supreme Court bid to stop the industry body charging him with further offences based on evidence seized in the raid, or relying on it in any disciplinary proceedings.

Justice Melinda Richards on Friday determined police acted lawfully and Racing Victoria could use the information.

But it will not be able to do so until next Friday, when an extended confidentiality order around the seized documents expires.

Court documents show RV sought to charge McLean with the serious racing offences of administering a prohibited substance and refusing or failing to give evidence to stewards.

Racing authorities opened a fresh inquiry after police handed over new information in August.

McLean was charged by the racing body in February with the possession of an electrical apparatus, known as a jigger, capable of affecting the performance of a horse, and with conduct prejudicial to racing.

Police last week also charged McLean and Weir with animal cruelty offences and conspiracy to defraud racing stewards.

The 38-year-old McLean is due to face court next week on 16 charges, including cocaine possession. Weir and two other men are also due to appear.

Weir, 49, was in February banned from racing for four years following the discovery of three jiggers in his bedroom.

McLean had been in charge of Weir's Warrnambool stables, and will remain suspended from racing until the criminal charges against him are finalised in court.

In a statement, RV said it would comply with the orders preventing it from using or relying on information received from Victoria Police in relation to McLean before October 25.


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