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October 21, 2020 - ABC News (AU)

AUSTRALIA: Horse racing trainer Darren Weir committed to stand trial on charges of animal abuse, conspiracy

AUSTRALIA: Horse racing trainer Darren Weir committed to stand trial on charges of animal abuse, conspiracy
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Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir will fight allegations he conspired to cheat or defraud racing stewards during the 2018 spring racing carnival.

Mr Weir, along with assistant trainer Jarrod McLean and stablehand Tyson Kermond, has been charged with abusing three racehorses in the lead-up to the 2018 Melbourne Cup, and conspiring to cheat or defraud racing stewards.

The three men pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy charges and will face a County Court jury trial at a date to be fixed.

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