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Darren Weir's lawyers call on magistrate to drop conspiracy charge

Darren Weir's lawyers call on magistrate to drop conspiracy charge

Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer must wait before he learns if he'll face trial on charges of conspiring to cheat officials and animal cruelty offences.

  • by Adam Cooper

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Weir's my cut? The fight over a commission from the sale of star horse
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Weir's my cut? The fight over a commission from the sale of star horse

A little over a month after he was disqualified from the industry, Darren Weir's best horse was sold. What followed was a year-long fight over a training commission.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Melham's Singapore charges deemed invalid
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Melham's Singapore charges deemed invalid

Charges of betting on races in Singapore against Ben Melham have been deemed invalid after Victorian Racing Tribunal chair judge John Bowman determined the Australian Rules of Racing did not cover other jurisdictions.

Bowman wins appeal over Farnan ride
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Bowman wins appeal over Farnan ride

The champion jockey has cleared his name and will not miss any meetings during the spring carnival.

  • by Chris Roots
Hyeronimus starts betting disqualification after changing plea
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Hyeronimus starts betting disqualification after changing plea

Jockey Adam Hyeronimus has admitted to three betting charges and started a three-year disqualification after changing his plea to guilty at his appeal.

  • by Chris Roots
Bowman fights to clear name after 20-day ban
Horse racing

Bowman fights to clear name after 20-day ban

The champion jockey is appealing a running and handling suspension for going too quick on Farnan in the Run To The Rose.

  • by Chris Roots
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Trainer banned for three years over horse slaughter
Horse racing

Trainer banned for three years over horse slaughter

A NSW conditioner was handed down the penalty after an inquiry into how two of his horses were euthanised by a third party.

  • by Adam Pengilly
NSW trainer suspended over 'unknowing' racehorse slaughter
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NSW trainer suspended over 'unknowing' racehorse slaughter

A Riverina handler has had his licence suspended immediately over allegations he "unknowingly" sent racehorses to a third party where they were euthanised.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Hyeronimus to ride Wolfe in Winx Stakes with appeal pending
Horse racing

Hyeronimus to ride Wolfe in Winx Stakes with appeal pending

Jockey will pair up with the horse which sparked an investigation leading to a career-threatening three-year betting ban.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Horse trainer has ban over nutrient paste reduced to six months
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Horse trainer has ban over nutrient paste reduced to six months

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie had his disqualification for race-day treatments reduced in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

  • by Lucy Stone
Stewards hand down hefty penalty to Hyeronimus
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Stewards hand down hefty penalty to Hyeronimus

The group 1-winning rider transferred money to his cousin with the descriptions 'gift' and 'savings'. Stewards saw it differently.

  • by Adam Pengilly