The hearing of Victorian trainer Jarrod McLean’s racing charges for possessing a banned electric shock device has been adjourned until September.
McLean, who was disqualified trainer Darren Weir’s assistant, faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in Melbourne yesterday. But his barrister Patrick Wheelahan immediately said he wanted the case heard behind closed doors.
Asked if McLean was contesting his two charges, Wheelahan said he was not able to say for reasons that he wished to explain in a closed hearing. The closed session ended just over half an hour later. The case has now been adjourned for a hearing on September 3.
McLean has been charged with possessing an electrical apparatus – known as a jigger – capable of affecting the performance of a horse and of conduct prejudicial to racing.