Victorian trainer Jarrod McLean is expected to fight racing charges for possessing a banned electric-shock device found during the police raids that led to trainer Darren Weir’s disqualification.
McLean, who was Weir’s assistant and ran his stable at Warrnambool, was to front a Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board hearing in Melbourne today. He has been charged with possessing an electrical apparatus – known as a jigger – capable of affecting the performance of a horse and conduct prejudicial to racing.
McLean has been allowed to continue to train pending the RAD Board hearing, but Racing Victoria rejected his application to take over Weir’s Warrnambool stables.
The prejudicial conduct charge relates to possessing the device and failing to give an explanation to stewards.