Betting profiteering? -- another dimension all together
Darren Weir routinely has his 'face of integrity' openly displayed on national broadcast media.
The overwhelming impression is of a simply-smart, plain speaking guy unlikely to have been involved in misbehaviour.
That impression should not lightly be dismissed.
Apparently the use of 'jiggers' is both commonplace and 'next to useless' -- and it is hardly likely that any discomfort to the jigged horses is of great moment.
..............so found out, DW has walked -- as did RSmerdon........... and another just left in disgust while some were technically 'clean'...... and DNikolic was given life for being disrespectful.
The whole RVL saga is a bit of a mess.
There is more to this story -- however primitive a jigger may be in the technology options now open to trainers the idea that it is 'cruel' as distinct from 'occasionally effective' is yet to be established.
Back in the 50s and 60s it was common for kids to have micro 'shocking devices' used as tricks on each other and adults -- momentarily arresting but not of major consequence.