Lawyers for Australian trainer Ben Currie, who has already been disqualified for four years, are likely to argue precedent cases indicate a fine would be within sentencing range for the his latest convictions.
Currie is unlikely to be sentenced for at least a week after stewards found him guilty on 12 charges of race day treatments.
Submissions on his sentence were to be finalised last Friday but have now been extended by a week. Currie’s barrister Jim Murdoch said Currie’s lawyers had been examining wide-ranging sentence precedents for similar cases.
“I obviously can’t comment any further but can confirm some of those cases have involved fines and in some cases relatively small fines,” he said.