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QCAT rules on Ben Currie substance penalties

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) delivered its judgement on Thursday on three prohibited substance penalties against Ben Currie.

Mr Currie was found guilty by the QRIC Stewards after he presented three horses Shakira, Dreamscope and Eight Over to race at Toowoomba in 2018 – 2019. 

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) argued that Mr Currie should be disqualified for the three offences however, QCAT ruled it is the decision of the Tribunal that;

1. The penalty imposed with respect to Shakira be set aside and no penalty be imposed.

2. The penalty imposed with respect to Dreamscope of six months disqualification be set aside in lieu thereof the applicant be fined $5000.

3. The penalty imposed with respect to Eight Over of a disqualification for a period of 12 months is confirmed.

4. The penalty of disqualification to commence is from the 15 July 2019.
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