Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards will open inquiries from 2pm tomorrow, Thursday, 10 October 2019, in relation to the charges issued today against four persons by Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (the Unit). The inquiries will be held at the offices of RV.
The charges emanate from the Unit’s investigation into the activities of licensed or registered persons in the Warrnambool and Ballarat areas, including the execution of warrants at properties on 30 January 2019.
Stewards have directed a licensed trainer and two registered stable employees to attend inquiries and answer questions in relation to the charges.
Licensed trainer Jarrod McLean has been directed to attend at 2pm, registered stable employee Tyson Kermond at 3pm and, licensed rider agent and registered stable employee William Hernan at 4pm.
Former licensed trainer, Darren Weir, who has also been named in the media today in connection with the charges is currently a disqualified person serving a four-year ban over charges laid earlier this year by RV Stewards under the Rules of Racing.
Mr Weir will be directed to attend an inquiry on a date to be fixed.