Greyhound trainer faces allegations he gave a dog alcohol to fix a race

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A greyhound trainer has appeared in court charged with allegedly giving alcohol to a dog to corrupt the outcome of a race in central western New South Wales.

Augustus Leslie Weekes allegedly gave alcohol to one of his animals before a race then bet $4,000 on a rival dog. 

The 63-year-old was arrested at a property at Larras Lee, north of Molong, last month.

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He has been charged with

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four offences, including using corrupt conduct information to bet on an event.

His matter was briefly mentioned in the Orange Local Court on Thursday.

Mr Weekes has pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

“I treat animals the way I treat humans,” he said outside the court after his appearance.

There were more than 30 cases listed in a single day at Orange Local Court
The case against Mr Weekes was briefly mentioned in the Orange Local Court on Wednesday. (ABC Central West: Stephanie Gardiner)

The Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission is involved. 

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Mr Weekes’ case has been adjourned until November 24.



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