Toowoomba Thoroughbred Trainer Ben Currie has had his trainer’s licence suspended after he failed to satisfy Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards that he be allowed to continue to train horses in Queensland.
Mr Currie’s suspension will take effect immediately until the hearing of the seven charges issued to him on Friday 15 February.
Stewards made their decision in the interests of the integrity and reputation of the sport as it is paramount.
Stewards have ruled that all horses trained, owned, part owned or leased by Mr Currie shall not participate in any official race or trial, and shall not be allowed to nominate for any race or trial.
Mr Currie has been provided with 10 days to provide for the welfare of the horses in his care while suitable arrangements can be made for these horses to be transferred subject to the approval of the Chief Stipendiary Steward.