Currie can continue to train – pending review

Queensland tribunal grants ‘stay of proceedings’

  • Thursday 21 February
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Australian handler Ben Currie will be allowed to continue to train after taking his case to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Currie’s licence was suspended on Monday following a hearing of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, with the trainer facing a range of charges relating to alleged animal welfare breaches.

But Currie took his case to QCAT on Thursday and was given a stay of proceedings pending an internal review by QCAT member Robert Olding.

In a statement, QRIC said: “Following a Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing today, Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted a stay of proceedings until five days after the handing down of an internal review in relation to seven alleged breaches of the rules of racing.

“The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has 20 business days from the date of the original decision to provide the findings of an internal review.

“Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the Commission will make no further comment at this stage.”

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