McLean inquiry adjourned

The inquiry into two charges faced by trainer Jarrod McLean concerning the possession of a jigger was adjourned until September by the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on Monday morning.

McLean, who was the Warrnambool foreman for banned trainer Darren Weir, faces a charge of possession a jigger and another for conduct prejudicial to the image of racing following police raids in January which resulted in the arrests of Weir, McLean and another stable employee.

The inquiry was just minutes old on Monday when McLean’s legal representative Patrick Wheelahan applied for the hearing to be closed to the media.

During that time, another application was made for the inquiry to be adjourned and the RAD Board ruled that the parties would return on September 3 for a directions hearing into the matter.