Ben Currie to front QRIC Inquiry Toowoomba thoroughbred trainer Ben Currie has been issued a direction to appear at a reconvened Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards Inquiry on Monday 28 May, as part of the ongoing investigation into race day treatment at his Hursley Rd Toowoomba stables. ENDS.
Will there be any charges we'll find out sometime Monday what's in the stewards' minds.
From you mate on letsgohorseracing....No doubt once again LETSGOHORSERACING will be accused by Ben Currie’s legion of fans (not to mention those close to his family) of using the Whinge as a vehicle to attack the stable. That isn’t the case but as we have always said, if you don’t like what we publish then don’t read it.
and then a bit further down.....It might be too early to crack open the champagne and start celebrating just yet (everyone is entitled to their right of appeal)
and then in the very next paragraph....Now before anyone starts branding us gutless or cowards for hiding behind anonymity,
Beat me to it.
Has Ben Currie actually been charged yet, let alone have a chance to defend himself? Why is he talking about cracking open the champagne?
The term "trial by media" comes to mind. All done and dusted, isn't it.
Just like Peter Moody when the media found him guilty of being a drug cheat long before he was found guilty of a much lesser charge i.e. presenting a horse.
We are entering a scary period of "trial by social media" where there doesn't appear to be any rules about someone getting their day in court.
I don't know Ben Currie or any of his family, and am not totally across what he has rumoured to have done.
But I do know he has zero chance of getting a fair hearing.