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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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Australian Stewards Elect Not To Punish Trainers In Altrenogest Cases

Two Australian trainers had horses return positive tests for steroids in late 2017 and early 2018, but neither will be punished by Racing Victoria stewards, reports racenet.com.au. In these cases, it was determined that the use of altrenogest – a medication which keeps mares from going into season – caused “small but detectable positives to banned […]

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Australian All-Stars: New Fan’s Choice Contest To Be The World’s Richest Mile Race

“It’s your race, they’re your All-Stars.” In an exciting first for Australian racing, fans will get the chance to determine who contests the nation’s newest feature race following an announcement by the Victorian racing industry. Racing Victoria (RV) and the State’s three metropolitan racing clubs – the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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Australia: Guilty Verdicts in ‘Systematic Conspiracy’ To Cheat

Five trainers and three stable employees have been found guilty of corrupt practices in what Racing Victoria Appeals and Disciplinary Board chairman judge John Bowman has called  “one of the darkest and longest chapters in the history of Australian turf.” The so-called Aquanita case, named for the stable involved in the long-running scheme, involved what […]

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New Zealand: Owner Of Gingernuts Experiences ‘Fainting Episode’ When Horse Goes Wrong

New Zealand star Thoroughbred Gingernuts (Iffraaj) was preparing for a start in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington when jockey Michael Dee felt the 4-year-old take a bad step. ”He was cantering down beautifully then I felt something go amiss,” Dee told racing.com. ”I felt it happen and then got off straight away.” After […]

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Former Trainer Moody Draws Ire For Twitter Comments Regarding Top Training Stable And Cobalt

Racing Victoria officials have refuted an accusation from former trainer Peter Moody who claimed the organization has stopped testing for cobalt. Moody also insinuated that one of the top racing stables in the country, Lindsay Park, has had one of their horses test positive for the prohibited substance. According to a report at Racing.com, Moody stirred […]

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Australia: Trainer, Racing Manager Charged In Concealing Ownership Of Champion Mare For Jailed Conman

Racing Victoria officials have charged trainer Ciaron Maher and his racing manager, Ben Connolly, for their part in concealing the ownership of champion racemare Azkadellia and several other horses on the behalf of conman Peter Foster. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Maher originally owned Azkadellia, but sold her in late 2014 for $280,000 with funds from […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Court Date Set For Racing Victoria Appeal Of Ruling That Exonerated Trainers

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court in Australia has set June 9 as the date it will decide whether to hear the Racing Victoria appeal against the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruling that exonerated trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in the ongoing cobalt saga. According to Racing.com, a three-judge panel will hear the application seeking […]

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