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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pardon_My_Dust Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2015 at 6:39pm
His horses haven't been winning as much for quite some time. Strike rate has been down. I reckon he knew.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sworn Revenge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2015 at 6:46pm
Treble yesterday and double today. Fair strike rate by my thinking
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Haha I agree Sworn... Stable is still flying.
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Overall Stats

Career

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win Place Avg Win Odds ROI
Career 7270 1063 994 891 15% 41% $5.14 -25%
12 Months 1630 270 248 212 17% 45% $4.69 -22%
Last 100 100 10 17 14 10% 41% $4.81 -52%

Yearly Breakdown

Last 5 years

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win Place Avg Win Odds ROI
2011 1254 163 188 148 13% 40% $4.92 -36%
2012 916 139 110 114 15% 40% $5.56 -16%
2013 1179 163 166 168 14% 42% $5.45 -25%
2014 1632 279 246 212 17% 45% $4.63 -21%
2015 55 3 10 6 5% 35% $5.42 -70%

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Last 12 months

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win Place Avg Win Odds ROI
Jan 2014 119 30 19 14 25% 53% $4.48 13%
Feb 2014 113 20 22 18 18% 53% $4.4 -22%
Mar 2014 130 30 17 14 23% 47% $4.31 -1%
Apr 2014 160 25 19 25 16% 43% $5.6 -12%
May 2014 124 18 21 13 15% 42% $3.75 -46%
Jun 2014 136 20 21 11 15% 38% $5.45 -20%
Jul 2014 115 26 8 17 23% 44% $4.7 6%
Aug 2014 133 19 21 14 14% 41% $4.83 -31%
Sep 2014 138 22 25 18 16% 47% $4.67 -26%
Oct 2014 158 22 22 23 14% 42% $4.92 -31%
Nov 2014 158 24 30 17 15% 45% $4.32 -34%
Dec 2014 148 23 21 28 16% 49% $4.2 -35%
Jan 2015 55 3 10 6 5% 35% $5.42 -70%
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pardon_My_Dust Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2015 at 6:55pm
Flying as of this weekend. Prior to that? His last 100 runners returned a winning percentage of 10%, way below his normal strike rate of around 16%.
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was 5% with 3 winners from 55 in Jan15, that will take a big jump.

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Originally posted by Pardon_My_Dust Pardon_My_Dust wrote:

Flying as of this weekend. Prior to that? His last 100 runners returned a winning percentage of 10%, way below his normal strike rate of around 16%.



5 winners in the last 10 days pretty sure that will bring his s/r right back where it sits. Weak argument, as usual. Carry on.
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Originally posted by Group 1 Selections Group 1 Selections wrote:

Originally posted by Pardon_My_Dust Pardon_My_Dust wrote:

Flying as of this weekend. Prior to that? His last 100 runners returned a winning percentage of 10%, way below his normal strike rate of around 16%.



5 winners in the last 10 days pretty sure that will bring his s/r right back where it sits. Weak argument, as usual. Carry on.


Nah, his winners will bring him up to around 10% for January, still well below his regular strike rate. You don't like being proven wrong do you. LOL
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Darren's having a really rough day at Hamilton.  Now only 12 winners from his last 33 starters or thereabouts.
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Originally posted by Vincent Vincent wrote:



Darren's having a really rough day at Hamilton.  Now only 12 winners from his last 33 starters or thereabouts.


Haha Vincet, really struggling of late
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280 winners for the season. Can he get to 300 by the 31st? I say Yes.
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This guy use to have a pretty dodgy reputation😇
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Originally posted by JadeLace JadeLace wrote:

This guy use to have a pretty dodgy reputation😇


Used to? LOL
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Originally posted by Mr Grieves Mr Grieves wrote:


Originally posted by JadeLace JadeLace wrote:

This guy use to have a pretty dodgy reputation😇


Used to? LOL


I was trying to be polite 😊
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No colbat?
Waht knid of qeusiton is taht ?
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Originally posted by crooked_gambler crooked_gambler wrote:

280 winners for the season. Can he get to 300 by the 31st? I say Yes.
Averages around 35 runners a week just in Vic, what a massive effort
The only problem with backing winners ? You never have enough on....
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Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean has made the decision to join the powerhouse stable of Darren Weir.
McLean will take up the role of stable foreman for Weir's Warrnambool satellite stable from August 1 this year.

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I'm surprised...i thought weiry would still be pissed off with JMac for forgetting to hide the tubing gear at his stable a few years back. Cost Weiry a Merc...
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Originally posted by Ocean Park NZ Ocean Park NZ wrote:

Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean has made the decision to join the powerhouse stable of Darren Weir.
McLean will take up the role of stable foreman for Weir's Warrnambool satellite stable from August 1 this year.

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I'm surprised...i thought weiry would still be pissed off with JMac for forgetting to hide the tubing gear at his stable a few years back. Cost Weiry a Merc...


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I see he has picked up another ex Waller import, Rugged Cross
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I've just noticed that Mr Weir has former Sydney entire the G3 winner Honorius entered for the Colac trials next week.

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Darren Weir teams up with top owner-breeder team

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Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir is the man of the moment according to successful breeders and owners who are seeking him out. Picture: Colleen Petch

Seven days after dominating the Magic Millions meeting and barely 10 weeks after winning the Melbourne Cup, leading trainer Darren Weir has forged a link with a couple who rate among the nation’s most successful breeder-owners.

Bob and Sandra Peters have dispatched two of their most talented gallopers to join Weir at his Ballarat and Warrnambool training bases for key autumn targets.

The sky is the limit for Perfect Reflection, a three-year-old filly who has raced five times and is unbeaten. Her most recent success was against older horses under weight-for-age conditions in the Group I Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on a heavy track.

The daughter of More Than Ready remains untapped and will be given her opportunity to shine against the best three-year-olds — male and female and from both sides of the Tasman — in the $755,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 5.

WA Oaks, WA Derby and Perth Cup placegetter Real Love will be aimed at the $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville on March 14.

She is expected to use a traditional lead-up race, the $120,000 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville on March 14, to have her ready for the assignment.

Weir has not trained for the Peters, but his record and his facilities made him the perfect candidate. “His record speaks for itself and he trains in a rural environment with access to the beach, which is similar to what we have at home,” Bob Peters said.

Grant Williams trains Perfect Reflection and Adam Durrant trains Real Love, but they have several three-year-olds getting ready for the classics in WA and cannot afford the time away.

“It’s a bit hard to send our trainers over with one horse because we have a good team of horses at home getting ready for our autumn carnival,” said Peters, who is former chairman of the WA Turf Club. “There are times when it is possible but now isn’t one of them.”

Perfect Reflection may only have two runs during her Victorian stay. Melbourne racegoers may have to wait until February 20 to get their first glimpse of her in the flesh.

The plan is to start Perfect Reflection in The Vanity, a Group III race for fillies over 1400m carrying $151,500 in prizemoney and providing an ideal plank to the Australian Guineas.

“She’s going to meet a hot field in the Guineas. Darren’s got the colt that won the Magic Millions Guineas (Mahuta) going to the race, and the top colt and filly from New Zealand are supposed to be coming over as well,” Peters said.

“Perfect Reflection is a little bit delicate and she might just have the two runs at this stage and go for a spell.”

Weir fronts up at Flemington tomorrow, taking another step in the comeback of Signoff. The shock first-up winner lines up with topweight of 60kg after apprentice Harry Coffey’s 1.5kg allowance in the $90,000 Piping Lane Handicap (2000m).

Signoff ran fourth in the 2014 Melbourne Cup but missed the spring carnival last year through injury. He came from the rear to win at his first start since April at Caulfield over 1700m on Boxing Day in the Lord Stakes.

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Darren Weir's presence in Warrnambool set to expand


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Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have advised that an investigation into the detection of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Ibuprofen, in the post-race urine samples taken from Signoff, a horse trained by Mr Darren Weir, has concluded. 

In the circumstances, as summarised below, Stewards have decided not to charge the trainer under the Rules of Racing. 

Ibuprofen was detected in a post-race urine sample collected from Signoff on Saturday, 26 December 2015 following the Swettenham Stud Lord Stakes (1700m) at Caulfield Racecourse which he won.

In deciding not to charge the trainer, Stewards gave strong consideration to the fact that Mr Weir had proactively undertaken three elective tests via Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) on Signoff prior to running at Caulfield, which had each tested clear of Ibuprofen.

The fact that the horse produced three clear elective samples prior to racing at Caulfield and producing a sample in which Ibuprofen was detected highlights the unpredictable nature of the excretion of the Ibuprofen that Signoff had been administered in a previous rehabilitation regime. 

The Stewards have made an application to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RAD) Board for the disqualification of the horse pursuant to AR 177 from the race on 26 December 2015. This application will be heard and determined by the RAD Board on a date to be fixed and the trainer and managing owner have been notified.

“After carefully investigating the circumstances of this matter we have applied to the RAD Board to have the horse disqualified from the relevant race, however the trainer will not be charged under the Rules of Racing,” Mr Bailey said.

“Ibuprofen is, and remains, a prohibited substance under the rules.  However, in this case, the trainer undertook three elective urine tests in good faith on Signoff prior to the horse racing on 26 December 2015. 

“The prolonged use of this substance in racehorses is a complex issue because of its erratic and unpredictable clearance from their system.  We understand that Signoff is one of a small group of affected horses from different stables that have been subjected a particular rehabilitation regime.

“There is currently little information available on how Ibuprofen is processed by the horse’s body and we are continuing to attempt to better understand its behaviour in horses and why these prolonged and unpredictable clearances have occurred in this group of horses.”

In February 2016, RV confirmed it would not seek to amend the Australian Rules of Racing for horses affected by the issues relating to the detection of Ibuprofen and will continue to work with trainers in facilitating elective testing on the small group of affected horses.

Previous advice to trainers remains that RV considers that the only safe way for trainers to avoid contravening the prohibited substance offence rules with Ibuprofen is not to administer Ibuprofen to racehorses (at any time) or allow Ibuprofen in racing stables.

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Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal inflammatory drug in the same family as phenylbutazone, flunixin and ketoprofen, all of which are prohibited substances under the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering – of which Racing Australia is a signatory.

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“After carefully investigating the circumstances of this matter we have applied to the RAD Board to have the horse disqualified from the relevant race, however the trainer will not be charged under the Rules of Racing,” Mr Bailey said.

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Those ocean swims must do wonders for horses. Thumbs Down

Eventually he will be caught. They almost had him a few years back until the tip off. Only a matter of time.
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No Ibuprofen charges for Weir, McDonald


Racing Victoria stewards have confirmed they won’t charge trainers Darren Weir or Clinton McDonald after their horses returned Ibuprofen positives.

The Weir-trained Signoff tested positive after winning the Lord Stakes at Caulfield in December while the prohibited substance was found in McDonald’s Rib Eye after wins at Terang in December and Flemington in January.

The stewards have applied to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board to have the horses disqualified from those races, but decided not to pursue charges against the two trainers.

Both horses were treated with the drug in their recovery from serious tendon injuries.

The fact each trainer had proactively undertaken elective tests - which were clear - prior to racing weighed heavily in their favour.

In the case of McDonald, it was noted Rib Eye also won at Bendigo between the wins at Terang and Flemington, while the trainer was also unaware of the result from the earlier test prior to the second positive.

“After carefully investigating the circumstances of this matter we have applied to the RAD Board to have the horse disqualified from the relevant race, however, the trainer will not be charged under the Rules of Racing,” RV’s chief steward Terry Bailey said.

“The prolonged use of this substance in racehorses is a complex issue because of its erratic and unpredictable clearance from their system.

“There is currently little information available on how Ibuprofen is processed by the horse’s body and we are continuing to attempt to better understand its behaviour in horses and why these prolonged and unpredictable clearances have occurred in this group of horses.”

In February 2016, RV confirmed it would not seek to amend the Australian Rules of Racing for horses affected by the issues relating to the detection of Ibuprofen and will continue to work with trainers in facilitating elective testing on the small group of affected horses.

Previous advice to trainers remains that RV considers that the only safe way for trainers to avoid contravening the prohibited substance offence rules with Ibuprofen is not to administer Ibuprofen to racehorses (at any time) or allow Ibuprofen in racing stables.

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I hate cheats more than anyone but these Ibuprofen decisions are good governance in my opinion.
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Agreed. Not difficult to follow the reasoning for the decision.
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I also agree that it's a fair decision. However, I have never heard of any other drug returning intermittent positive & negative results without further administrations. Not saying that's what they were doing, but it's a very odd situation.
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