Darren Weir’s Melbourne Cup runner Crimson Cardinal was once given electrical shocks on race day closing yr as a part of an unlawful coaching regime, courtroom paperwork allege.
The revelation was once amongst a chain of explosive allegations levelled in opposition to Weir, his assistant and fellow instructor Jarrod McLean – each suspended from racing – in addition to solid palms William Hernan and Tyson Kermond.
They face a blended 34 fees – starting from corrupt making a bet, conspiring to lie to stewards and animal torture – involving thoroughbreds Crimson Cardinal, Yogi and Tosen Basil.
Poly pipe and electrical surprise gadgets have been allegedly some of the implements used on Crimson Cardinal and Yogi at Warrnambool all the way through closing yr’s spring racing carnival, between 24 October and Cup Day on 6 November.
The ways have been allegedly a part of an “illicit covert coaching regime” designed to lie to racing stewards whilst giving horses an edge for making a bet functions, consistent with price sheets launched by way of Melbourne magistrates courtroom on Wednesday.
Allegations in opposition to McLean additionally come with a corrupt $100 each-way wager on Crimson Cardinal which will have reaped $5200.
He allegedly positioned in a similar way corrupt bets on horses together with Yogi within the days prior.
Additionally printed in courtroom paperwork are allegations Tosen Basil was once surprised with an electrical instrument at Warrnambool on 30 October.
All 3 horses were in competition for the Melbourne Cup however Crimson Cardinal was once the one one to get a get started and was once the closing horse to pass the road.
Weir, McLean and Kermond are all additionally charged with conspiring to cheat and defraud Racing Victoria stewards all the way through closing yr’s spring racing carnival, between 24 October and 17 November.
Hernan is accused of striking a $50 wager on Yogi all the way through a race on 2 November in a bid to win $600, the use of knowledge handed to him concerning the alleged illicit coaching regime by way of McLean.
The 4 males confronted courtroom on Wednesday for a submitting listening to. Their attorney indicated the case may well be moved to Warrnambool after further paperwork have been tendered.
Weir and the opposite males stay on bail and are anticipated again in courtroom on 14 February, 2020.