Currie guilty on jigger charges

Currie guilty on jigger charges

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s week just got a whole lot worse after he was found guilty of two serious breaches of the rules of racing.

On Friday afternoon, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards announced they had found the trainer guilty of breaching AR 175 (a) in that he engaged 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.

The breaches relate to the horses Massive Attack in 2015 and Said Written in 2016 when Currie was their trainer.

Stewards have asked for submissions in regard to penalty.

Earlier this week, Racing Queensland invoked a new rule to refuse future entries from Currie in the wake of him facing as many as 42 allegations of wrongdoing dating back to April last year.