Ben Currie guilty of five prohibited substance charges
Toowoomba thoroughbred Trainer Ben Currie has been found guilty of five prohibited substance charges.
The analyst’s findings were confirmed by Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) stewards yesterday at a Brisbane inquiry.
Mr Currie as the trainer is guilty of bringing five thoroughbred horses to race with prohibited substances in their systems.
He brought Wicked Trilogy to race on 2 December 2017 at Kilcoy with meloxicam in its system, Mr Currie brought Shakira to race on 28 January 2018 at Toowoomba with testosterone in excess of the accepted concentration in its system, and he brought Karaharaga to race on 6 July 2018 at Rockhampton with 17-methylmorphinan-3-ol in its system.
Mr Currie also brought Dreamscope to race at Toowoomba on 16 September 2018 with cocaine and benzolecgonine in its system and he brought Eight Over to race on 2 February 2019 at Toowoomba, with cocaine, methylecgonine and benzolecgonine in its system.
Stewards have disqualified the horses from their respective races and race placings will be amended accordingly.
WICKED TRILOGY – Kilcoy 2 December 2017. 1st placing BM 58 Handicap.
SHAKIRA – Toowoomba 28 January 2018. 1st placing Fillies and Mares Maiden.
KARAHARAGA – Rockhampton 6 July 2018. 8th placing, Class 6.
DREAMSCOPE – Toowoomba 16 September 2018, 1st placing Benchmark 65.
EIGHT OVER- Toowoomba 2 February 2019, 1st placing Class 2
Submissions on penalty are due 4pm today with an outcome expected later this week.