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Darren Weir called in for questioning by governing body following police raids

Leading Australian trainer Darren Weir was summoned to Racing Victoria headquarters for questioning on Thursday after four 'jiggers', an unregistered firearm and a substance believed to be cocaine were reportedly confiscated from his stables by police. The 48-year-old, who trained Prince Of Penzance to win the 2015 Melbourne Cup and is one of the country’s most successful trainers, was arrested along with three others on Wednesday when police raided stables in Warrnambool and Ballarat. What is a jigger? A 'jigger' is the local name for an electronic device, usually used with a whip, and is designed to deliver an electronic shock to the horse in a bid to produce a better performance on the track. After being released without charge, Weir, his assistant trainer Jarrod McLean and foreperson Tyson Kermond were questioned by Racing Victoria stewards. Weir was expected to make a statement afterwards to the gathered media but reportedly changed his mind.

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