Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie will take another prohibited substance charge with him to the races on Saturday after he was advised of a further alleged rule breach on Friday.
Currie has 21 runners entered for his hometown Weetwood Handicap meeting on Saturday but he has an even longer list of charges after the latest issued by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.
Earlier this week, Currie won the right to continue to train after receiving a stay of proceedings extension from as many as 31 charges laid last April following a raid on his stables.
In February this year, the QRIC stood Currie down in the light of seven new charges, including the possession of a jigger, but he again won the right to continue to train.
The QRIC issued a statement on Friday outlining Currie’s latest charge.
“Stewards will allege Mr Currie brought the thoroughbred Eight Over to race on 2 February 2019 at Toowoomba with prohibited substances in its system. A sample from the horse was tested after winning Race 3 on that day.
“It is intended that the stewards’ inquiry for this matter will be heard along with four inquiries relating to positive samples taken from Shakira, Wicked Trilogy, Karaharga and Dreamscope in 2018.
“The date for the inquiry is yet to be determined.”
Currie has 21 horses in line for a start at the Weetwood meeting on Saturday, including four in the main race and two in the Toowoomba Cup