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« 2019-Oct-14, 07:31 PM Reply #300 »

There has been stories about video footage and most thought including me it was wishful thinking.



I find it bizarre that at the time of the raids & in the weeks after they went public to ask if anyone has any of the 'rumoured' footage to come forward.  Yet it seems like they had it all along  :shrug:

I know the articles above cast doubt over the whole operation but by sheer scale I couldn't see that being possible, too many horses that would involve too many people.

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« 2019-Oct-14, 08:19 PM Reply #301 »

DW looks done

Support for DW, posted before the disclosure of a video showing complicity in cruelty, must be disregarded.

If he did it. he is gone for all money -- and forever.

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« 2019-Oct-14, 08:49 PM Reply #302 »
I find it bizarre that at the time of the raids & in the weeks after they went public to ask if anyone has any of the 'rumoured' footage to come forward.  Yet it seems like they had it all along  :shrug:

I know the articles above cast doubt over the whole operation but by sheer scale I couldn't see that being possible, too many horses that would involve too many people.

I think it was a fishing exercise to see what was out there and any guilty parties try a plea deal.

The intrigue is now if RVL leveraged the footage to get a deal with DW or did he just accept he was in big trouble with the jiggers in his possession.

The article from Fairfax implies RVL May have known of the cameras so was it used at all in discussions with DW? Only time will tell.

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« 2019-Oct-14, 10:05 PM Reply #303 »
I wonder if we'll ever hear the truth Jeunes  :shrug:

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« 2019-Oct-15, 11:40 AM Reply #304 »
I wonder if we'll ever hear the truth Jeunes  :shrug:

I think it maybe similar to the Oliver punishment.

Some of DW’s ex runners are still winning group races too.

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« 2019-Oct-23, 06:12 PM Reply #305 »
Required to appear for a commital hearing on 14 February 2020.

23 OCTOBER 2019
Horse shock, corrupt betting claims aired
 
By the time Red Cardinal lined up for last year's Melbourne Cup, the Darren Weir-trained horse had allegedly been given electric shocks as part of a protracted and covert regime.

It's just one in a series of explosive allegations levelled against 49-year-old Cup-winning trainer Weir, his former assistant and right-hand man Jarrod McLean, 38, as well as stablehands William Hernan and Tyson Kermond - both aged 31.

The four men face a combined 34 charges, ranging from corrupt betting to conspiring to deceive stewards and animal torture involving the thoroughbred, as well as Cup hopefuls Yogi and Tosen Basil.

McLean, also a trainer in his own right, allegedly placed a corrupt $100 each-way Cup Day bet on Red Cardinal, which could have reaped $5200. His knowledge of the alleged horse mistreatment meant he used "corrupt conduct information" for the bet.

One of the police charges accuse Weir and McLean of conspiring "to cheat and defraud the stewards of Racing Victoria".

Details of the allegations were released by Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, less than two weeks out from this year's Cup.

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« 2019-Oct-23, 07:36 PM Reply #306 »


The horse with the 'red hat' appears to have put one over the jigger-men -- ran last!

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« 2019-Dec-01, 11:14 AM Reply #307 »
Weir bets probed
 
LEO SCHLINK AND MARK BUTTLER
 
Darren Weir
Police study punts on outsiders

EMBATTLED trainer Darren Weir is suspected of using secret betting accounts to place bets of almost $10,000 a race before his training empire ended with the infamous jigger scandal.

Victoria Police and racing authorities analysed Weir’s betting accounts — and those held by associates — from 2001-19, and suspect the former trainer often backed longer-priced runners over his own stable favourite.

Although his average bet size through his TAB account was $845, investigators found average bets he might have made through other accounts were more than $1800.

He is suspected of placing $9200, through an account held by a close friend, on Peaceful State to beat more fancied stablemate Cliffs Edge in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.
Peaceful State, which started at $8.50, finished second.
Cliff’s Edge, a $4.60 favourite, ran seventh.

Authorities are believed to have dissected various elements surrounding 80 races.

Weir, assistant trainer Jarrod McLean and former employee Tyson Kermond face a string of animal cruelty charges after they were allegedly caught by police using jiggers.

The three are due to return to court in February to answer accusations they used the banned devices on Yogi, Red Cardinal and Tosen Basil.

McLean, who could potentially face a life ban after performance-enhancing EPO was allegedly found in his bedroom during January police raids, and Kermond are also alleged to have struck horses with lengths of plastic pipe. Weir, 49, is due to reappear in court on February 14 to answer six counts of alleged animal cruelty against racehorses.

Particulars of the charges include “engaging in the torturing, abusing, overworking and terrifying” of a thoroughbred racehorse, and three counts of “causing unreasonable pain or suffering” to a racehorse. He is also charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and conspiracy to defraud RV stewards.

While it is not illegal for trainers to bet, authorities are concerned about the motivation for Weir’s suspected deception.

According to analysis seen by the Sunday Herald Sun, Weir tended to wait until horses were at least four runs into their preparation and were nearing peak fitness.

Investigators found Weir’s confidence levels in horses contesting their fourth race into a preparation, wearing blinkers and ridden by a “favoured jockey” were higher than normal.

They also discovered the true owners of the suspect accounts bet far less than Weir.

In one case, the account owner would bet between $1 and $5. One of Weir’s suspected wagers was for $4600 each way through the same account.

Another account user would bet between $50 and $100. At times when Weir is thought to have accessed the accounts, the bets would increase “tenfold”.

leo.schlink@news.com.au

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« 2019-Dec-01, 02:36 PM Reply #308 »
Is there a bigger 'non' story than this  :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

Gee, he has a bet and uses bowlers   :dry:

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« 2019-Dec-01, 08:17 PM Reply #309 »
I think it is the tip of the iceberg for Racing if police think that a trainer backing the longer priced stable runner needs investigating.

There would be a few Sydney stables under scrutiny if NSW Police did the same.

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« 2019-Dec-01, 08:19 PM Reply #310 »
I guess to the casual observer it looks like a scandal but to everyday race followers or punters it's just normal.

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« 2019-Dec-01, 08:54 PM Reply #311 »
I guess to the casual observer it looks like a scandal but to everyday race followers or punters it's just normal.

You cynical bugger.   :lol:


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