Currie guilty of substance charges

POSTED ON  |  07-06-2019

Ben Currie
Banned Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been found guilty of five prohibited substance charges, including two that produced positives for cocaine. Currie, who was disqualified for four years last month over text messages concerning the potential use of a jigger, will learn his fate over the latest charges later this week.

The analysts' findings were confirmed by Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards on Monday at a Brisbane inquiry. Currie, as the trainer, was found guilty of bringing five thoroughbred horses to race with prohibited substances in their systems.

The QRIC said he brought the following horses to race with banned substances in their systems:
  • Wicked Trilogy (winner) to race on December 2, 2017 at Kilcoy with meloxicam in its system;
  • Shakira (winner) to race on January 28, 2018 at Toowoomba with testosterone in excess of the accepted concentration in its system;
  • Karaharaga (eighth placing) to race on July 6, 2018 at Rockhampton with 17-methylmorphinan-3-ol in its system;
  • Dreamscope (winner) to race at Toowoomba on September 16, 2018 with cocaine and benzolecgonine in its system; and
Eight Over (first) to race on February 2, 2019 at Toowoomba, with cocaine, methylecgonine and benzolecgonine in its system.
Stewards have disqualified the horses from their respective races and race placings will be amended accordingly.

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