Ben Currie (pictured), who was the State’s most successful horse trainer, is now facing criminal charges, after being hit with the longest ban in Queensland’s horse racing history.
Detectives arrested the Currie in Toowoomba yesterday, after a 14-month investigation into alleged cheating.
Police allege Currie engaged in “systematic fraudulent behaviour” from November 2016 to March this year, by sourcing an “unregulated horse supplement to enhance race performance”, and fraudulently collecting prize money he wasn’t entitled to.
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