Weir Charged for Horse No-Show


Darren Weir | Emma Berry

Trainer Darren Weir has been charged by Queensland stewards over the late scratch of favoured Night’s Watch (NZ) (Redwood {GB}) before the Shoot Out Quality, reported. A staff member supposedly mixed up the time difference between stakes, resulting in Night’s Watch arriving only 22 minutes prior to the start. Weir has officially been charged of failing to present Night’s Watch in time to race. He has until the end of the week to appeal. The chartered flight to Queensland cost connections approximately A$50,000, and the gelding did not have a chance to earn a free ticket into the A$1-million Magic Millions Trophy at the Gold Coast on Jan. 13.

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