Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Ben Currie is facing a $5000 fine on a positive swab charge after losing an appeal

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie is facing a $5000 fine on a positive swab charge after losing an appeal in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The charge is not related to 31 other charges recently brought against Currie which have also been the subject of a QCAT hearing in the past week.

In December 2016, Currie faced stewards after a post-race urine sample taken from Party Till Dawn when she won at Toowoomba on July 16 that year was found to contain a prohibited substance (methamphetamine).

Stewards charged him and Currie was found guilty of presenting a horse to race with a prohibited substance in its system and fined $9000.

In a statement released on Monday, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said an internal review confirmed the original decision and penalty, but Currie appealed both at QCAT.

QRIC said in a judgment QCAT then confirmed the stewards’ guilty verdict but altered the fine to $5000.

Currie has the option of now appealing the QCAT decision.

He is currently training on a stay awaiting an internal review of a QRIC decision to refuse his nominations and acceptances.

Currie is also expected to face a reconvened stewards inquiry later this month to answer the 31 charges which mainly relate to alleged race day treatments.

He has pleaded not guilty to those charges and indicated he will defend them all.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Tags:
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Magic Millions Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Classic. The Magic Millions Classic was raced at Gold Coast...

Magic Millions Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Guineas. The Magic Millions Guineas was raced at Gold Coast...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Magic Millions Classic

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Magic Millions Guineas

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.