Racing Integrity Unit | News

The Racing Integrity Unit updates this news page on a weekly basis with New Zealand racing industry news.  Each week the RIU provide a synopsis of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings held across the country.

In addition, racing industry related press releases and other items of interest are posted on this page.

Follow up - Lucky Shark

posted by Veronica Algar   [ updated ]

Avondale JC Wednesday 22 January

Race 7 Next Avondale Trials 25 February 1600

Trainer J Richards advised Stewards the gelding has now been sent for a spell.

 

Follow Up - Melusina

posted by Veronica Algar   [ updated ]

Avondale JC Wednesday 22 January

Race 3 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race 1400

Co-trainer S Clotworthy reported that he is satisfied with the post-race condition of mare and that the intention is to continue with its current preparation. 

Follow Up - Trumpet

posted by Veronica Algar   [ updated ]

Waikato RC Sunday 19 January

Race 6 SKYCITY HAMILTON 2100

Trainer S Marsh advised Stewards the gelding has now been sent for a spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 26 January 2020

posted Jan 26, 2020, 2:25 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 26, 2020, 10:44 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

S Weatherley | Wellington 18 January (heard Otaki-Maori 20 January); excessive use of whip; suspended 26 January - 7 February inclusive and fined $1,000.

J Parkes | Otaki-Maori 20 January; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 25 January).

S Weatherley | Avondale 22 January; careless riding; suspended 8-15 February inclusive.

D Danis | Avondale 22 January; careless riding; suspended 28 January - 7 February inclusive.

C Lammas | Avondale 22 January; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 24 January).

J Laking | Otago 23 January; failed to make weight (3 charges); fined $300. 

K Asano | Otago 23 January; careless riding (2 charges); suspended 26 January - 20 February inclusive.

J Lowry | Otago 23 January; misconduct; fined $350.

M Cameron | Te Aroha 24 January; failed to make weight; fined $100.

J Waddell | Auckland 25 January; careless riding; suspended 26 January - 7 February inclusive.

M Cameron | Auckland 25 January; careless riding; suspended 28 January - 13 February inclusive.

J McDonald | Auckland 25 January; careless riding; suspended 28 January - 13 February inclusive and fined $750.

H Andrew | Wellington 25 January; failed to make weight; fined $200.

H Andrew | Wellington 25 January; failed to ride mount to finish; suspended 30 January - 7 February inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

PADDY BOURKE | Wellington 25 January; bled for second time; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

HYPATIA | Wellington 25 January; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete trial.

FLASH ASH VEGAS | Canterbury 25 January; late scratching when lame in leg; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

B Hope | Winton 31 December (heard NZ Metropolitan 24 January); use of whip; suspended 20 January - 2 February inclusive.

A Edge | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; careless driving; suspended 25 January - 24 March inclusive and fined $300.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; out of position at start; fined $100.

S McNally | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; use of whip; fined $300.

K Larsen | Invercargill 25 January; careless driving; suspended 31 January - 8 February inclusive and fined $150.

N Delany | Waikato Bay of Plenty 26 January; use of whip; fined $200.

L Whittaker | Waikato Bay of Plenty 26 January; allowed sulky to protrude inside markers; fined $150.

S Ottley | Banks Peninsula 26 January; use of whip; fined $200.

M Edmonds | Banks Peninsula 26 January; use of whip; suspended 27 January - 6 February inclusive.

A Cameron | Banks Peninsula 26 January; failed to take breaking runner clear of field; suspended 27 January - 15 February inclusive.

B Orange | Banks Peninsula 26 January; careless driving; suspended 27-30 January inclusive and fined $250.

O Thornley | Banks Peninsula 26 January; medical clearance required.

C Johnson | Banks Peninsula 26 January; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

P & V Blanchard | Auckland 24 January; colour fee; fined $25.

R Todd | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

P Green | Waikato Bay of Plenty 26 January; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JIMMY CANNON | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

PICTURE ME | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

CHEEZEL | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

IVANA FLYBY | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; fell in running; must complete trial.

LADY’S LASS | Invercargill 25 January; slow recovery and lame in right fore leg; veterinary clearance required. 

THEODOSIA | Invercargill 25 January; lame in left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

NARCISSIST | Banks Peninsula 26 January; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

MAD LU LI | Banks Peninsula 26 January; lame following race; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

WAR MACHINE | NZ Metropolitan 24 January; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

GERSHWIN | Waikato Bay of Plenty 26 January; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.


General

Race 6 at the Banks Peninsula TC meeting of 26 January was abandoned after the race had been stopped on two occasions.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalties

DYNA DIODE | Palmerston North 20 January; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.

GADZOOKS | Christchurch 21 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BLACK WIDOW BABY | Wanganui 22 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow Up - Wordsworth

posted Jan 21, 2020, 5:00 PM by Veronica Algar   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 5:00 PM ]

Waikato RC Sunday 19 January

Race 5 LEGACY LODGE 1600

Trainer M Falconer advised that she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding, however, has now been sent for a brief freshen up. 

Follow Up - Johnny Lincoln

posted Jan 21, 2020, 4:58 PM by Veronica Algar   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 4:58 PM ]

Wellington RC Saturday 18 January

Race 9 NZ CAMPUS OF INNOVATION & SPORT WELLINGTON CUP (Group III) (3200 Metres)

Trainer L Latta advised Stewards the gelding has now been retired from racing.

Follow Up - Livin' On A Prayer

posted Jan 21, 2020, 4:55 PM by Veronica Algar   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 4:55 PM ]

Wellington RC Saturday 18 January

Race 8 HARCOURTS THORNDON MILE (Group I) (1600 Metres)

Trainer W Hillis advised Stewards LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER will now have a brief freshen up. W Hillis further advised that he will be removing the blinkers prior to the mares next start.

 

Follow Up - Lincoln Raider

posted Jan 21, 2020, 4:53 PM by Veronica Algar   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 4:53 PM ]

Wellington RC Saturday 18 January

Race 3 GO RACING PATERSON MEMORIAL (1600 Metres)

Trainer L Latta advised Stewards the gelding has now been sent for a brief spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 19 January 2020

posted Jan 19, 2020, 3:09 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 3:10 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

K Chowdhoory | Westland 14 January; careless riding; suspended 19-25 January inclusive.

J Laking | Westland 14 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M McNab | Rotorua 15 January; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 17 January).

C Burdan | Tauranga 17 January; omitted gear; fined $150.

R Elliot | Tauranga 17 January; failed to make weight; fined $200.

C Grylls | Wellington 18 January; careless riding; suspended 26 January - 20 February inclusive and fined $750.

S McKay | Wellington 18 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 21 January - 8 February inclusive and fined $1,000.

T Thornton | Wellington 18 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 26 January - 12 February inclusive and fined $1,000.

C Grylls | Wellington 18 January; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

J Riddell | Waikato 19 January; failed to make weight; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

T Pike | Rotorua 15 January; late rider declaration; fined $50.

L Saunders | Tauranga 17 January; late rider declaration; fined $50.

M Moroney & P Gerard | Waikato 19 January; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

READY TO ROAR | Rotorua 15 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

EL NYMPH | Rotorua 15 January; late scratching after failing to load; must complete trial.

MODEL AYE | Tauranga 17 January; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

SHENANIGANS | Tauranga 17 January; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

CINZENTO | Wellington 18 January; lame off fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

JOHNNY LINCOLN | Wellington 18 January; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

CAUGHT THE EYE | Waikato 19 January; bled on second occasion; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

RIP ‘N’ BURN | Waikato 19 January; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

G Thornley | Marlborough 17 January; careless driving; suspended 20 January - 1 February inclusive.

C Wigg | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 January; careless driving; fined $250.

B Weaver | Marlborough 17 January (heard Marlborough 19 January); careless driving; suspended 20-31 January inclusive.

K Tomlinson | Marlborough 19 January; use of whip; suspended 20-26 January inclusive.

J Geddes | Marlborough 19 January; use of whip; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

S Dolan | Non raceday dated 15 January; provided false or misleading information to Stewards; fined $1,500.

B Purdon | Auckland 17 January; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Cronin | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 January; colour fee; fined $25.

J Stormont | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 January; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

NATIVES LASTING LOVE | Timaru 15 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

MISS MOPPET | Timaru 15 January; lame in hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

BONNIES DELIGHT | Wyndham 16 January; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

ALLANDALE | Wyndham 16 January; laceration to pastern; veterinary clearance required.

SEQUEL | Marlborough 19 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

GOING FOR GOLD | Marlborough 19 January; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

ROCKNROLL ROD | Marlborough 19 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

SILK | Marlborough 19 January; reared and fell prior to start; must complete standing start trial.


Protests

DOC SEELSTER | Timaru 15 January; refused to score up; declared a non runner.

GLEN ELGIN TOMSON | Marlborough 17 January; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

SILK | Marlborough 19 January; reared and fell prior to start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S O’Neill | Wanganui 17 January; scratched runner without valid reason; fined $150.

A Turnwald | Wanganui 17 January; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

BIGTIME CALEB | Palmerston North 13 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

AWARD WINNER | Waikato 16 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

SPEEDY BOSS | Christchurch 17 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

OPAWA ROD | Christchurch 17 January; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow Up - Blue Rata Eligius

posted Jan 14, 2020, 2:59 PM by Veronica Algar   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 3:00 PM ]

Wanganui JC Thursday 9 January

Race 3 G BRISTOL & SONS 1200 (1200 Metres)

Trainer T Keegan advised Stewards the gelding underwent a veterinary inspection which confirmed BLUE RATA ELIGIUS to be shin sore. The gelding will now be rested for a week, which then after that he will participate in light track work until the tenderness in the shins has subsided. 

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