Ben Melham’s betting hearing dates set

Jockey Ben Melham can continue to ride in races while facing betting-related charges totalling thousands of dollars.

Victoria Racing Tribunal chairman Judge John Bowman has set aside three days, from September 21 to 23, for the case to be heard in the County Court.

Melham faces six Racing Victoria stewards charges over bets made during a six-month period last year along with one of giving misleading evidence during an interview last September.

The VRT held a directions hearing on Tuesday and indicated another may be held prior to the commencement of the matter in the County Court.

Melham was charged by stewards in late April and has continued riding since, landing a double at The Valley on Sunday and also at Flemington on July 4.

He has one ride at Cranbourne on Wednesday.

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