Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir has been charged over electronic devices found in his stable and Racing Victoria stewards have ordered him to show cause why he should be allowed to continue his operation.
Racing Victoria stewards issued the charges on Friday, two days after they and Victoria Police officers from the sports integrity unit raided his stables at Warrnambool and Ballarat.
His assistant, licensed trainer Jarrod McLean, has also been charged and issued the same show cause notice which is scheduled to be heard by stewards on Friday.
"Racing Victoria (RV) stewards have this afternoon issued charges under the Australian Rules of Racing (AR) against licensed trainers Darren Weir and Jarrod McLean and licensed foreperson Tyson Kermond following an inquiry at the RV offices on 31 January 2019," Racing Victoria said in a statement.
"The inquiry was opened following the execution of search warrants by Victoria Police on 30 January 2019 at properties in Ballarat and Warrnambool that saw three licensed participants arrested and later released without charge."
- with AAP