Ben Currie: charged with a number of critical welfare breaches together with alleged use of a jigger

Albert Perez

Australian teacher Ben Currie has been charged with a number of critical welfare breaches together with the alleged use of a jigger on two events to offer electrical shocks to horses.

Currie has been accused of the usage of unauthorised shockwave remedies, failure to document bleeding horses and race day remedy breaches opposite to the principles of racing, the Queensland Racing Integrity Fee stated in a remark.

It follows the four-year ban given to fellow Australian teacher Darren Weir for possessing jiggers, which might be Taser-type gadgets.

Currie trains at Toowoomba, 80 miles west of Brisbane, and is one in every of Queensland’s main running shoes.

Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett stated the investigation started on April 7 ultimate yr.

He stated: “The very critical nature of the animal welfare allegations that experience surfaced because of this investigation have left us and not using a selection however to behave now within the pursuits of the Queensland racing business.”

Currie has been referred to as to a stewards’ inquiry on Monday, however ahead of that his runners had been given the golf green gentle to race this weekend.


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