If Smerdon was able to get away with it for eight years, how many others are flying under the radar? Weir on Friday returned to Berriwillock for the third big occasion in six months. However, the one-time larrikin from Berriwillock is already facing the court of public opinion. That’s not including his training fees paid by thousands of racehorse owners who thought they were having their four-legged investments prepared by a genius. All will have to be transferred to a new trainer – many already have. When word spread last week that Darren Weir’s stables had been raided by police, it came of little surprise to most inside in the racing industry. And what are stewards planning to do in relation to horses that were trained by Weir that are now in the hands of new trainers? A total of 125 unraced horses and just over 50 raced maiden horses trained by Weir are yet to officially transfer to another stable. Some of his feats were truly freakish. hen word spread last week that Darren Weir’s stables had been raided by police, it came of little surprise to most inside in the racing industry. That is the immediate consequence for Weir – a one-time battler from the bush who trained 489 winners last season. IT’S yet another big day at the racetrack for Darren Weir on Saturday; Real Love is heading to the Brisbane carnival via Caulfield, import Raw Impulse is on trial for spring at the same track. Darren Weir's dad Roy and brother Chris before the Melbourne Cup celebrations at Berriwillock. Now, there are some serious concerns within the industry, especially punters, that the form of Weir’s horses might not hold up when they find themselves in the care of a new trainer. Weir had 615 registered horses in his care on January 30, the day his stables at Ballarat and Warrnambool were raided by Victoria Police and Racing Victoria stewards. Boss was farewelled without fanfare; a ceremony, some nibblies in the town hall, a burial beside Boss’s mum and dad in the local cemetery, then off to the pub where Boss used to sit on a stool in the corner. Once the stewards opened a full investigation, it was discovered that Smerdon had been conspiring to give horses illegal “top-ups” on race days between 2010-2017. These last two days have been a rare sidestep from the grind for Weir but an important one, a chance to take a breath and put some things into context. Darren Weir is probably the most famous son of Berriwillock, a small town in the Mallee District of Victoria, and is the leading Victorian country trainer of the … Or, imagine that you bought a filly out of a Weir-trained stallion, only to find out that perhaps you paid over the odds for a horse boosted by a tainted CV. On Saturday Weir will be at another small dot, somewhere near St Arnaud, to watch his daughters Taige and Bonnie, play netball. Fourth ‘zero day’ in a row, hot Cup Day prompts warning, Melbourne Cup: 5 minute guide to finding a winner, How Treloar’s generosity was used against him. There’s every chance Weir might not appear at a public hearing, although a Victoria Police investigation is still ongoing. Below we list, in order of trainer name, where Weir's horses have gone with their flat handicap rating, record and prizemoney accrued as of February 1, 2019. Weir had a knack of improving horses out of sight, sometimes within just weeks of them arriving at his Ballarat or Warrnambool facilities. Weir’s arrest and subsequent release from the Ballarat West Police Station has filled column inches ever since, but there are still many troubling uncertainties as a result of the pending action. Some owners who have invested tens of thousands of dollars must be having sleepless nights wondering if they’ve been sold a pup. Tom Ford. Darren Weir Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Darren Weir is an actor, known for Happy Families (1989) and Hideaway (1986). Matt Nicholls. Horses prepared by Weir in 2017-18 earned a collective $31.3m in prizemoney – $3m directly in Weir’s pocket from the 10% return of winnings. For years, the 48-year-old had most people thinking he was a genius. here. Racing Victoria and other jurisdictions will say that those who break the rules get caught. Yet it wasn’t until October 2017 that he was caught, undone when stewards busted stablehand Greg Nelligan administering a substance to a Smerdon-trained horse at Flemington. Weir had 615 registered horses in his care on January 30, the day his stables at Ballarat and Warrnambool were raided by Victoria Police and Racing Victoria stewards. But a battler he is no more. Weir could have potentially changed the game. Emerging three-year-old proves too strong in impressive Flemington win, Lindsay Park eight-year-old breaks near 900-day drought at Flemington, 'That was cruel' says James McDonald after beaten ride at Flemington. Just one horse, six-start maiden Kragle, has been retired.