Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher was said to have had his stables inspected after RV stewards had received tip offs that disqualified trainer Peter Moody had been in the trainer’s area during trackwork.
RVL had been contacted by fellow trainers claiming that Moody had been attending trackwork and purchasing yearlings for Maher.
After stewards interviewed Maher he assured them that he was the designated trainer and not Moody.
Maher has since made it clear that the stewards simply inspected his stable as part of RVL’s regular procedure when a trainer takes over stables of another trainer.
“It was an inspection to get approved so I could start training there,” Maher said. “Every stable needs to be approved before you can start training.
“I rang the stewards. There was no raid. An appointment was made a week earlier so I could get the stables approved.” Maher told Racing.com