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Weir banned for four years

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Ballarat horse trainer Darren Weir has been disqualified from racing for four years after a hearing with the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

It comes after three electrical devices known as jiggers were found at Weir’s property in the master bedroom,

The purpose of a jigger is to shock a horse in training and then simulate the action on race day to make a horse think it is about to be shocked again.

Two members of the board voted for a four year ban however one member wanted five years.

It follows police raids at his Miners Rest stables and four Warrnambool properties last Wednesday.

The ban is effective immediately.