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Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie has been disqualified for two years after being found guilty of 16 charges involving race day treatment of his son Ben Currie's horses.
Mark Currie is a licensed trainer in his own right but has been the effective foreman for Ben Currie, Queensland's leading trainer on winners this season, in recent years.
The charges arise out of an inquiry which started after Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers made allegations about activities at Ben Currie's stables on April 7.
Mark Currie is the fourth person disqualified or suspended as part of the inquiry.
He was suspended on April 20, when he pleaded not guilty, pending the completion of the inquiry.
After a resumed inquiry held in camera in Brisbane on Monday, Currie was found guilty of all charges and disqualified for two years.
QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said the offences involved allegations at Ben Currie's stables on April 7 and March 24.
"Mark Currie appeared to answer 12 charges relating to the administration of a medication to a horse on race day without the permission of the stewards and four charges relating to improper practice," Barnett said.
"Stewards found Currie guilty of administering medication to Gully Command, Publishing Power, Hang, and Giveus A Cuddle on 24 March, the same day they raced at Doomben and causing With A Promise to be administered a medication that same day.
"Currie was also found guilty of causing Giveus A Cuddle, Gully Command, Publishing Power, Ruettiger, With A Promise and Boomwa to be administered with a medication on April 7, the same day they were engaged to run at Toowoomba."
Barnett said the improper practice charges related to race horses Gully Command, Publishing Power and Hang on March 24 when they raced at Doomben.
The charges also related to Giveus A Cuddle on March 24 before it raced at Gatton and Boomwa, Giveus A Cuddle, Gully Command, Hang, With A Promise, Publishing Power and Ruetigger on April 7 before they raced at Toowoomba.
Barnett said they were serious charges and the rules of racing were clear in respect to race day treatment.
"While it is more than six weeks since the ongoing investigation began into suspicious activity at the Currie Racing stables in Toowoomba, it is expected to be sometime before it is concluded," Barnett said.
Mark Currie is expected to appeal to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Mark Currie and other Ben Currie employees, Greg Britnell (18 months disqualification), Cameron Schwenke (three months suspension) and Silde Canda (three months suspension) have been punished as a result of the inquiry.
The second foal of unbeaten champion Black Caviar is close to making his racecourse debut.
Prince Of Caviar has been nominated for a 1000m two-year-old race at Cranbourne on Friday night and heat two of the Taj Rossi Series (1200m) at Sandown on Saturday.
Trained by Hawkes Racing, Prince Of Caviar has been in and out of their Flemington stable learning his trade and has taken part in four jump-outs, three at Flemington and one at Werribee.
He was given a preparation earlier in the year contesting two jump-outs in January and February before a break.
Prince Of Caviar had his first jump-out back this campaign at Werribee on May 7 with a second at Flemington on Friday.
Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the colt was progressing nicely but finding the right race was proving difficult.
"He's good. He's well," Hawkes said.
"He's doing everything right but we don't want to go to the artificial tracks and the programming is not that crash hot right at the moment.
"He's at that stage where he could have a race, or go to the paddock.
"The likelihood of accepting for one of the races at this stage is good, but you know what we're like, we can pull the plug pretty quick."
Unbeaten in 25 starts, Black Caviar has had four foals.
Her first Oscietra has won two of her five starts at Geelong and Ballarat but hasn't raced since finishing eighth at Sandown in March.
Black Caviar also has an as-yet unnamed filly by Snitzel and a weanling by More Than Ready.
If Prince Of Caviar is to make his debut at either Cranbourne or Sandown, Luke Nolen, who rode Black Caviar in 22 of her 25 wins, will ride.