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.
- The 63-year-old has been charged with giving a greyhound alcohol before a race
- He is accused of betting on a rival dog to win $4,000
- He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him
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.
He has been charged with
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.
The Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission is involved.
Mr Weekes’ case has been adjourned until November 24.