The alleged animal cruelty and fraud conspiracy case against Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir will be heard in Ballarat.
Former champion trainer Weir, alongside fellow trainer Jarrod McLean and ex-jockey William Hernan, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today for a committal mention hearing.
Former Weir employee Tyson Kermond, is charged with related offences, but he was excused from Friday’s hearing as he is on his honeymoon in Queensland.
Lawyers for the trio successfully applied to transfer the case to Ballarat, arguing none of the alleged activity occurred in Melbourne.
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Article written by: Melissa Iaria