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Weir offsider McLean faces NSW ban after show cause no-show

Jarrod McLean could be prevented from entering horses for Sydney's autumn carnival unless he makes submissions to Racing NSW after the regulatory body quietly lodged a show cause notice with the besieged trainer last week.

The Mail understands Racing NSW asked Darren Weir's Warrnambool assistant, a trainer in his own right, to explain why he should be allowed to enter horses in NSW last Tuesday. He had until Friday to respond, but didn't make a submission.

McLean was allowed to continue training in Victoria last week with restrictions placed on his licence after confirming he would fight a charge of possessing a jigger on his Yangery property. But he could be prevented in bringing horses north of the border, such as Mackinnon Stakes winner Trap For Fools, unless he responds to the show cause notice.

"We've provided him interim advice his nominations will be refused until he provides submissions on whether he's going to contest it," Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel said.

Article courtesy of Nine and The Brisbane Times

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