Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been committed to stand trial on charges of animal abuse and conspiracy to defraud Racing Victoria stewards.
Ballarat Magistrate Ron Saines ruled on Monday that there was enough evidence for a jury to find Weir had conspired to cheat and defraud Racing Victoria stewards.
Darren Weir’s then-assistant Jarrod McLean and then-stablehand Tyson Kermond have also been committed to stand trial.
Weir pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy and two firearms offences while McLean pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy, seven betting offences and a drugs charge.
Kermond also pleaded not guilty to two conspiracy charges.
More to come…