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Offline Jeunes

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« 2019-Apr-15, 12:12 AM Reply #250 »
I don't ever remember Manuel being with Weir?  :shy:

Thanks G. You are right. I mixed it up with another horse. I modified my original post too.

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« 2019-Apr-15, 07:29 PM Reply #251 »
Police hunt for secret phones, SIMs in raid on Darren Weir’s property
Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, Herald Sun
April 14, 2019 9:51pm
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Police are investigating whether suspects in the Darren Weir racing corruption probe used a secret communications network to avoid scrutiny.

The Herald Sun can reveal a hunt for concealed phones and SIM cards was one element of a major sweep of Weir’s training complex and home near Ballarat in January.

Officers from the Sporting Integrity and Intelligence Unit used hi-tech Australian Federal Police equipment during the January 30 raid.

LEGEND OF DARREN WEIR IN TATTERS

HORSE TRAINER BANNED FOR FOUR YEARS

MESSARA: WE MUST PROVE RACING’S A KIND SPORT

It is clear investigators believe it possible suspects were using “burner” phones unknown to racing authorities.

Licensed personnel, including trainers and stablehands, must hand over their phones to Racing Victoria on request.

Victoria Police said the AFP was not involved in the Weir inquiry but its equipment allowed a faster, more thorough search.

“The search was made in an effort to locate any items of interest that could be used for evidentiary purposes, which included mobile phones and SIM cards,” a spokeswoman said.

It is not known whether any phones or SIM cards were found.

Weir was disqualified for four years by racing authorities in February after jiggers — electronic devices used to shock horses — were found in the disgraced trainer’s bedroom in January.

His stables have been sold and hundreds of horses transferred to other trainers.

Phone calls and text messages have been key elements in previous racing integrity and match-fixing investigations in recent years.

Text messages obtained from float driver Greg Nelligan’s mobile led to the disqualification of eight people in the Aquanita doping scandal.

Group 1-winning trainer Robert Smerdon, Tony Vasil, Stuart Webb and Liam Birchley are appealing against their bans.

Phone taps have also been used to uncover corruption in harness racing, leading to convictions against Larry Eastman and others.

Photos and video from hidden cameras are believed to be central to the Weir investigation.

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Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Apr-15, 08:09 PM Reply #252 »
Thanks G. You are right. I mixed it up with another horse. I modified my original post too.

I've got a lot of them black booked to try and keep track,  I've certainly missed a few too  :shy:

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« 2019-Apr-15, 08:12 PM Reply #253 »
Police hunt for secret phones, SIMs in raid on Darren Weir’s property
Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, Herald Sun
April 14, 2019 9:51pm
Subscriber only
Police are investigating whether suspects in the Darren Weir racing corruption probe used a secret communications network to avoid scrutiny.

The Herald Sun can reveal a hunt for concealed phones and SIM cards was one element of a major sweep of Weir’s training complex and home near Ballarat in January.

Officers from the Sporting Integrity and Intelligence Unit used hi-tech Australian Federal Police equipment during the January 30 raid.

LEGEND OF DARREN WEIR IN TATTERS

HORSE TRAINER BANNED FOR FOUR YEARS

MESSARA: WE MUST PROVE RACING’S A KIND SPORT

It is clear investigators believe it possible suspects were using “burner” phones unknown to racing authorities.

Licensed personnel, including trainers and stablehands, must hand over their phones to Racing Victoria on request.

Victoria Police said the AFP was not involved in the Weir inquiry but its equipment allowed a faster, more thorough search.

“The search was made in an effort to locate any items of interest that could be used for evidentiary purposes, which included mobile phones and SIM cards,” a spokeswoman said.

It is not known whether any phones or SIM cards were found.

Weir was disqualified for four years by racing authorities in February after jiggers — electronic devices used to shock horses — were found in the disgraced trainer’s bedroom in January.

His stables have been sold and hundreds of horses transferred to other trainers.

Phone calls and text messages have been key elements in previous racing integrity and match-fixing investigations in recent years.

Text messages obtained from float driver Greg Nelligan’s mobile led to the disqualification of eight people in the Aquanita doping scandal.

Group 1-winning trainer Robert Smerdon, Tony Vasil, Stuart Webb and Liam Birchley are appealing against their bans.

Phone taps have also been used to uncover corruption in harness racing, leading to convictions against Larry Eastman and others.

Photos and video from hidden cameras are believed to be central to the Weir investigation.

ENDS


Giddy Up :beer:


3 months on and there's either a mountain of evidence to sift through or they are scratching to put it together  :shrug:

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« 2019-Apr-15, 09:29 PM Reply #254 »


Political correctness -- gone mad!

Why would a truly great trainer be brought down by those that could not train a choko vine over a back fence?

RVL seems determined to sacrifice the whole game for a misplaced concern for training methods proved -- and proved to be of no consequence for the horse!

RVL needs a royal reality commission.


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« 2019-Apr-15, 10:44 PM Reply #255 »
3 months on and there's either a mountain of evidence to sift through or they are scratching to put it together  :shrug:

He did take a guilty plea. The investigation now will centre on is it corruption / fraud or possession of jiggers.

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« 2019-Apr-16, 07:32 PM Reply #256 »
He did take a guilty plea. The investigation now will centre on is it corruption / fraud or possession of jiggers.

Technically he didn't Jeunes, he refused to answer questions.

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« 2019-Apr-16, 09:13 PM Reply #257 »
Technically he didn't Jeunes, he refused to answer questions.

But accepted the penalty without appeal. I consider that a guilty plea.

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« 2019-Apr-17, 10:22 PM Reply #258 »


I would consider it a very sensible 'one finger' salute to RVL  -- an expectation that sanity will be restored along with the licence of a hall-of-famer!

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« 2019-Apr-18, 10:38 AM Reply #259 »
But accepted the penalty without appeal. I consider that a guilty plea.

Hard to say Jeunes, I guess we'll find out one day down the track  :shrug:


I would consider it a very sensible 'one finger' salute to RVL  -- an expectation that sanity will be restored along with the licence of a hall-of-famer!

Even the most ardent supporter of the stable would say you are dreaming Pete   :lol:


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