Internal review reduces Ben Currie’s disqualification period on prohibited substance charges
An internal review of 5 prohibited substance charges for disqualified Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has confirmed the Stewards’ original guilty decision, reduced the penalty from 3 years disqualification to 2 years and 3 months and reduced his $45,000 fine to $10,000.
Today’s internal review decision has reduced Mr Currie’s current cumulative disqualification period to 6 years and 3 months and a fine of $10,000 i.e. 2 years and 3 months after being found guilty of 5 prohibited substance charges, 2 and a half years after he was found guilty of 2 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.
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