Gold Coast’s Aquis Farm lifts Qld racing boycott after horse trainer banned

Gold Coast’s Aquis Farm has lifted its boycott on Queensland Racing, on the same day that trainer Ben Currie was disqualified.

The Canungra-based racing and breeding powerhouse boycotted all Queensland meets last month, due to a number of integrity issues.

The end of the boycott coincides with the disqualification of Queensland horse trainer Ben Currie.


He’s been banned for four years, over improper actions.

Racing Integrity stewards found Currie guilty last week, following an investigation into the use of electric shock devices.

It’s believed text messages revealed the use of the devices on two horses in 2015 and 2016.

Currie now has one week to give up his horses to other trainers.

Meantime, Aquis Farm has immediately begun making nominations for their horses in Queensland meets.

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