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Queensland to wait on Weir hearing outcome

Queensland officials have confirmed they will not take any action against leading trainer Darren Weir before his show cause action in Victorian is finalised.

Weir, his foreman and trainer Jarrod McLean and stable employee Tyson Kermond have been charged with multiple offences arising out of a raid on two of Weir’s stables on Wednesday.

Racing Victoria has opened a hearing in which it has asked Weir to show cause why he should not be suspended pending the result of the charges.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the body would not take any immediate action against Weir or Mclean.

“The commission continues to consult with Racing Victoria in relation to the ongoing nature of the investigation,” Barnett said in an earlier statement.

However, a QRIC spokesperson confirmed on Saturday that QRIC would monitor moves by RV and Racing NSW before making any further decision on issuing its own show cause action.

The decision is consistent with the ones made in relation to Queensland trainers Ben Currie and Liam Birchley.

They can continue to train in their home state and Victoria but are denied the right to race horses in NSW pending the conclusion of cases against them in Victoria and Queensland.

Racing NSW has asked Weir to show cause why his nominations and acceptances in the state should not be rejected until the inquiry has been completed.

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