The QCAT has accepted an appeal from former Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie and ruled that Ben Currie did not intend to use an electrical device on two of his horses.
The 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.
Currie was banned for four years on the charges but his penalty was later reduced to 30 months with 14 other alleged breaches of the rules of racing set to be determined.
Ben Currie currently does not hold a Queensland licence and at present does not have any intention to return to training in the future.
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