In Good Conscience

Jiggers found in raid on top Aussie trainer's stables

Six dawn raids on stables run by Australia's most successful trainer on Wednesday raised shocking questions about the integrity in horse racing. Worse, they make us ashamed of man's inhumanity to animals.

The trainer, Darren Weir, and two of his assistants were questioned for eight hours, then released without charge. But Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson said the investigation remains ongoing into sporting corruption, seeking to gain financial advantage in betting, and animal cruelty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Jiggers found in raid on top Aussie trainer's stables'. Subscribe