Currie to appeal jiggers ban
Disqualified trainer Ben Currie will front the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
where he will seek to overturn two convictions for bringing racing into disrepute. Currie
originally faced more than 40 charges, half of which have been resolved, many the subject
of appeals. A total of 21 of those charges are in abeyance while he answers criminal charges
before the Toowoomba Magistrate’s Court.
Currie is on bail for those charges which are unrelated to today’s QCAT hearing. He is also
serving a disqualification of six years and three months and faces a $10,000 fine after a
lengthy series of stewards inquiries, internal reviews and QCAT appearances. The latest
appeal involves Currie being found guilty of engaging in an improper action following an
investigation into text messages relating to the intention to use a jigger.