$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$400 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Ben Currie has been granted a temporary stay of a suspension allowing him to continue training for the time being
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Queensland’s leading trainer Ben Currie has been granted a temporary stay of a suspension allowing him to continue training for the time being.

In a complicated legal ruling, Currie was granted a stay until five days after an internal review of the decision on Monday by stewards to charge him with race day treatment offences.

Under Queensland legislation Currie is entitled to an internal review within 20 days of any suspension decision.

But the internal review might not be held before the charges against Currie are expected to be heard on June 18.

Friday’s stay follows a week-long legal process after Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards suspended Currie when they charged him with 31 offences related to race day treatments dating back two years.

Currie has pleaded not guilty.

He sought the stay of the suspension and after two adjournments the stay application was heard in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday.

At the resumed hearing Jim Murdoch QC argued not to grant Currie a stay would be a huge financial burden for the trainer and unfair since he had not been convicted of anything.

QRIC opposed the stay on the grounds the charges were serious and a matter of integrity.

QCAT member Joanne Browne found Currie could have a stay until five days after his internal review was heard and then finalised.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said the outcome was the decision of the independent umpire and Currie was now free to resume training for the time being.

“Mr Currie lodged an Internal Review application earlier this week and the Internal Reviewer has twenty business days to consider it,” he said.

Outside the hearing Murdoch said it was hard to put a timeline on a resolution of the case because he was yet to see particulars of the charges against Currie.

“We might want better particulars which means the actual hearting of the charges might be delayed,” he said.

 
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

Winx set to race on

The prospect of Winx returning for an autumn campaign is tantalisingly closer with the mare in pre-training and soon to...

Tye Angland back in Sydney

Injured jockey Tye Angland has arrived back in Sydney from Hong Kong to continue his treatment at the Royal North...

Arcadia Queen stamps herself as a star

Perth filly Arcadia Queen is the toast of the west after a brilliant victory in the Kingston Town Classic, the...

Boom 3YO dies from colic

Boom 3YO filly Smart Melody has sadly died after battling a colic related illness. Smart Melody won her first five...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.