The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board have this morning deliberated and have imposed a four year disqualification on Darren Weir, effective immediately.
Head of the board, Judge John Bowman added that further action could eventuate when adding “This is not necessarily the end of the matter" and that the “The laying of criminal charges by the police is still a possibility.”
Stewards Report from Racing Victoria:
The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today disqualified trainer Darren Weir for a period of four years for four breaches of the Australian Rules of Racing (AR).
Mr Weir was found guilty by the RAD Board of three charges of possessing an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of a horse, and one charge of conduct prejudicial to the image, interests or welfare of racing.
The disabilities that apply to a disqualified person are set out in AR 182 and apply to Mr Weir with immediate effect. In addition, the Stewards have imposed the following special conditions:
- that Mr Weir has 10 business days from today to enter any training premises that were his licensed premises for purposes other than training, and to transfer horses under his care, subject to the approval of the stewards;
- that the transfer of any horse trained by Mr Weir to licensed trainer Michael Leonard, who will b...