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Banned Australian Trainer Darren Weir’s Wagering Activities Come Under Scrutiny

Australian trainer Darren Weir, banned for four years after electric shock devices (“jiggers”) were found in his stable, has now come under investigation for his wagering activities. According to the Herald Sun, Victoria police and racing authorities found that accounts held by Weir or his associates wagered as much as A$9,000 ($US6,137) on some races. […]

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Melbourne Cup-Winning Trainer Weir Charged With Animal Cruelty

Trainer Darren Weir, whose credits include a win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup with Prince of Penzance, has been hit with nine charges related to the running of his stable, including animal cruelty. Multiple outlets reported that Weir was charged by police in Victoria Wednesday based on the results of searches of his properties in […]

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Weir Will Not Contest Electrical Shocking Device Charges; Stewards Seek Four-Year Penalty

On Monday, Racing Victoria (RV) stewards concluded their hearing into Show Cause Notices issued against licensed trainers Darren Weir and Jarrod McLean, which was initiated on Friday, Feb. 1. Weir and McLean were asked to show cause why the stewards ought not exercise their powers pending the hearing and determination of charges issued against them by […]

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Trainer Weir Charged By Racing Victoria, All Entrants Scratched Through Monday

The Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit found four electrical shocking devices in early morning raids Wednesday on the stables of leading Australian trainer Darren Weir, and on Friday the trainer and two of his assistants were charged by Racing Victoria stewards. Weir is best known as conditioner of 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of […]

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La Campeona Winx Lista Para El Número 21 Este Sábado Contra Seis Rivales En El Turnbull Stakes

Aunque nunca nos cansaremos de recordar que las carreras hay que correrlas para ganarlas, todo parece indicar que la campeona australiana Winx debería obtener su vigésimo primer triunfo consecutivo este sábado 7 cuando enfrente a solo seis rivales en el Turnbull Stakes (G1, $500,000), carrera en 2000 metros que será la preparatoria final de la […]

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Australia: Payne Loses Mount On Melbourne Cup Winner

Just a day after she notched her first win since returning to the saddle, jockey Michelle Payne learned that she won’t be aboard Prince Of Penzance when the gelding attempts to defend his title in the G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup Nov. 1. According to a report in the Herald Sun, trainer Dennis Weir confirmed that Payne would not […]

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‘Great To Be Back’: Australian Michelle Payne Fourth In First Ride Since Injury

Australian female jockey Michelle Payne, famous for riding Prince of Penzance to a 100-1 victory in the Melbourne Cup last year and becoming the first female rider to ever win the race, made her comeback from a serious injury on Saturday. Payne finished fourth in her first start since the accident in May, reports the […]

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