Jarrod McLean charged by Victoria Police with using electric shocks

Jarrod McLean charged by Victoria Police with using electric shocks

 

Cardinal given electric shocks in build up to Cup

Group 1-winning trainer Jarrod McLean has been charged by Victoria Police with using electric shocks
to assist the psychological conditioning of two Darren Weir-trained horses, including last year’s
Melbourne Cup runner Red Cardinal (Montjeu), in the lead-up to last year’s big race. McLean, then
assistant to Weir, is accused of engaging in an illicit covert training regime with Red Cardinal and
Lexus Stakes (registered as Hotham Handicap) (Gr 3, 2400m) seventh Yogi (Raise The Flag), using
a jigger, blinkers and poly pipe, with the intention of obtaining a financial advantage through betting
when they ran. He is also accused of using a jigger on Tosen Basil (Harbinger) on October 30. None of
the three horses won for the remainder of last year when in the care of Weir. Victoria Police brought
16 charges against McLean including placing $100 each-way on Red Cardinal with a potential return of
$5,200. Ten charges were made against Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Weir, including the use of a
jigger on the three horses wearing blinkers while on a treadmill with the result of causing unreasonable
pain or suffering.