QCAT upholds Currie appeal on jigger charges

A Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has accepted an appeal from former Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie and ruled that Ben Currie did not breach AR175(a) setting aside the internal review decision of 7 June 2019.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Stewards found Mr Currie guilty in May 2019 of engaging in an 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.

The internal review decision which confirmed the steward’s decision has been set aside.

Mr Currie currently does not hold a Queensland licence.

The Commission is considering the QCAT judgement and will make no further comment at this time.


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