The irony is in the fact we have some people falling sorry for Weir.
Let me put it this way, if I was a owner, trainer or jockey who ran 2nd to a Weir runner in a race, how would you feel now?
As Peter Fitzsimmons said in his article what about the jockeys or staff who were involved in the alleged use of the jiggers that were found in Weir’s bedroom. Before people say he never admitted to it, an innocent person never accepts a 4 year ban, sells their business, leaves themselves open to law suits and financial ruin.
So why haven’t the RVL stewards focused on the jockeys, staff etc. Why haven’t the racing writers brought this anomaly up as jiggers on horses do not work without other people’s involvement and I cannot ever recall Weir riding trackwork or riding in races?
Does the racing industry accept that cheating is the norm at times with a sacrificial lamb at times? Yes there is time for RVL stewards to investigate but sometimes it takes outsiders to ask questions which in reality should be dealt by those assigned to protect racing.
Match fixing in sports usually results in life or very lengthy bans but not in the racing industry. However in the case of Weir it has not been proven but then again why would anyone plead guilt or no contest to the charge of possession of jiggers if there was no financial gain.
The article from Fitzsimmons again below and unlike our resident Pete, I don’t believe in a RC but there should be accountability. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/weir-ban-raises-more-questions-than-it-answers-20190206-p50w4f.html