Internal review reduces Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s disqualification period

An internal review of five prohibited substance charges for disqualified Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has confirmed the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Stewards’ original guilty decision, reduced the penalty from three years disqualification to two years and three months and reduced his $45,000 fine to $10,000.

The internal review decision has reduced Mr Currie’s current cumulative disqualification period to six years and three months and a fine of $10,000 i.e. two years and three months after being found guilty of five prohibited substance charges, two and six months after he was found guilty of two charges of improper action following an investigation into text messages relating to the intention to use an electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of two horses and 18 months for 12 breaches of the rules of racing.