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Darren Weir cops four-year ban from horse racing

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS

Darren Weir has been banned for four years.

The champion horse trainer was suspended by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Wednesday.

It comes after three electronic devices – known as jiggers – were found at his property.

He was also charged with conduct prejudicial to the image of racing.

Racing Victoria stewards recommended the disqualification after a show cause hearing on Monday, which lasted more than 11 hours.

Weir reportedly became emotional as his list of training achievements were read out before the verdict was handed down.

He did not fight the charges, nor speak during the hearing.

Macquarie News reporter Sarah Vanin tells Chris Smith there is still an ongoing police investigation in to the matter.

“That’s why he pleaded no-contest to (the Racing Victoria) charges,” she said.

Click PLAY to hear Sarah Vanin’s report in full

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS
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