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.

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 22 July 2018

posted Jul 22, 2018, 1:22 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 22, 2018, 1:22 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

V Colgan | Te Aroha 18 July; failed to ride mount to finish; suspended 22 July - 8 August inclusive.

S McKay | Te Aroha 18 July; careless riding; suspended 22 July - 2 August inclusive.

D Jensen | Te Aroha 18 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

A Jones | Hawke’s Bay 19 July; failed to ride mount to finish; suspended 26 July - 8 August inclusive.

T Johnson | Hawke’s Bay 19 July; failed to make weight; fined $200.

R Smyth | Waikato 21 July; careless riding; suspended 26 July - 2 August inclusive.

L Innes | Waikato 21 July; medical clearance required.

D Bradley | Taranaki 21 July; careless riding; suspended 29 July - 15 August inclusive.

S Muniandy | Oamaru 22 July; failed to make weight; fined $100.


Trainer Penalty

G Richardson & G Parker | non raceday dated 13 July; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance; fined $6,000 with costs of $2,000 to JCA and $1,387.09 to RIU.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JOEY JONZ | Te Aroha 18 July; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

NGATIRA GOLD | Te Aroha 18 July; injury to left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

EFFECTAV | Taranaki 21 July; rapid heart rate; veterinary clearance required.

MINUE | Oamaru 22 July; late scratching after refusing to enter barriers; must complete trial.


Protest

WILD FLOWER | Auckland 10 March; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 3rd.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D O’Çonnell | Forbury Park 19 July; careless driving; suspended 20 July - 19 August inclusive.

K Butt | Forbury Park 19 July; use of whip; fined $200.

N Williamson | Forbury Park 19 July; failed to maintain straight course in run home; fined $300.

J Dickie | Auckland 20 July; use of whip; fined $200.

S McNally | NZ Metropolitan 14 June (heard NZ Metropolitan 20 July); improper driving; suspended 28 July - 12 August inclusive.

T Woodward | NZ Metropolitan 20 July; use of whip; fined $500.

D Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 20 July; medical clearance required (subsequently produced 21 July).

R Close | Rangiora 22 July; use of whip; suspended 23 July - 5 August inclusive.

R Houghton | Rangiora 22 July; use of whip; fined $500.


Trainer Penalty

D & C McGowan | Auckland 20 July; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BEAUDIENE EMERALD | Forbury Park 19 July; tachycardia; veterinary clearance required.

BANNER OF ART | Auckland 20 July; lame near hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

DON’T TELL ANGE | NZ Metropolitan 20 July; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

STATELY | NZ Metropolitan 20 July; fell in score up and late scratched; must complete trial.

JAW D NANCY | NZ Metropolitan 20 July; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.


Protest

BEG FOR CHEVRON | Auckland 20 July; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J Udy & D Cottam | Auckland 16 July; weight offence; fined $100.

S & G Hunt | Auckland 16 July; weight offence; fined $100.

L Hunt | Waikato 19 July; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

ZARA NIXON | Christchurch 17 July; failed to pursue the lure (3rd offence); stood down for 1 year and must complete trial.

BIGTIME VANESSA | Wanganui 20 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH RIEKO | Christchurch 20 July; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

GOLDSTAR MONTANA | Christchurch 20 July; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ZARA WALLY | Christchurch 20 July; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH AUSTIN | Christchurch 20 July; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Stewards Follow-Up - MUSTANG GT

posted Jul 20, 2018, 5:53 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 20, 2018, 5:54 PM ]

Trainer J Gameson advised Stewards on 20 July that MUSTANG GT has been treated for ulcers since racing at Forbury Park on 12 July adding that the gelding will most likely return to workouts before resuming.

Follow up - Ngatira Gold

posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:35 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

Racing Te Aroha - 18 July 2018

Race 5 KNOTTINGLY FARM STEEPLECHASE

Trainer S Logan advised Stewards that the gelding would take some time to recovery for the injury sustained during the running of this race, adding that a decision would be made in the coming weeks about its racing programme.

Follow up - Venerate

posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:33 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 5:33 PM ]

Wellington Racing Club - 14 July 2018

Race 5 GRANT PLUMBING WELLINGTON STEEPLECHASE (5500 metres)

Trainer H Wilson advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation.

Follow up - Iffitell

posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:32 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 5:32 PM ]

Wellington Racing Club - 14 July 2018

Race 3 ANUKA SMOKER WELLINGTON HURDLE (3400 metres)

Trainer G Brick advised Stewards that the mare underwent a veterinary examination upon return to his stable which revealed muscle soreness, further advising that it would be receiving treatment from a horse chiropractor in the coming days and would be freshened prior to racing next.

Follow up - Cossastock

posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:30 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 5:30 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 14 July 2018

Race 8 Spitroast Sunday Aug 12 (1200 metres)

Trainer A Campbell advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding following this race, further advising that it has now been sent for a spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 15 July

posted Jul 15, 2018, 1:54 AM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

K Chowdhoory | Avondale 11 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 15 July - 4 August inclusive.

K Kwo | South Canterbury 13 July; careless riding; suspended 14-26 July inclusive.

B Morgenrood | South Canterbury 13 July; failed to make weight; fined $100.

T Harris | Whangarei 14 July; medical clearance required.

D Turner | Wellington 14 July; failed to make weight; fined $500.

D Bradley | Wellington 14 July; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

W Pinn | Wellington 14 July; weighed in overweight; fined $450.


Horse Actions/Penalties

LO SCHIAFFO | Avondale 11 July; late scratching after becoming cast in barriers; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

VENERATE | Wellington 14 July; lame right foreleg and blood in nostrils after striking head on ground; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C Ferguson | Forbury Park 21 June (heard Forbury Park 12 July); failed to drive horse out to end of race; fined $350.

L Whittaker | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; use of whip; fined $300.

N Rasmussen | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; use of whip; fined $200.

R Alfeld | Ashburton 15 July; use of whip; fined $200.

R Alfeld | Ashburton 15 July; half carting; fined $200.

B Zampese | Ashburton 15 July; use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

C Ferguson | Forbury Park 12 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Gooch | Forbury Park 12 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JESSIE KELLY | Forbury Park 12 July; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

FLEUR GALLEON | Forbury Park 12 July; split pastern; veterinary clearance required.

MY BLUE HEAVEN | Forbury Park 12 July; abnormal heart rhythm; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

SPARE CHANGE | Auckland 13 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

LINCOLN ROAD | Auckland 13 July; mucous in trachea; veterinary clearance required.

SHERRY BABY | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

PEGGY NOVA | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; back and muscle pain; veterinary clearance required.

THE COMMANDO | NZ Metropolitan 13 July; hip and stifle soreness; veterinary clearance required.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J & D Fahey | Christchurch 10 July; late to kennel runners; fined $50.

R Adcock | Otago 10 July; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

GOLDSTAR BLOSSOM | Christchurch 13 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

GOLDSTAR HUDSON | Christchurch 13 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

The Auckland GRC meeting scheduled for 15 July was postponed until 16 July due to weather and track conditions.


Follow up - Replica

posted Jul 11, 2018, 3:38 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 3:38 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 7 July 2018

Race 8 Crossroads Sports Bar 2100

Trainer A Forsman advised Stewards that the filly would now be sent for a spell.

Follow up - Raposa Rapida

posted Jul 11, 2018, 3:37 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 3:37 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 7 July 2018

Race 6 Group One Turf Bar 1400

Stable representative advised Stewards that the colt would be gelded in the coming days.  


Follow up - Roc De Bank

posted Jul 11, 2018, 3:36 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 3:36 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 7 July 2018

Race 3 J Swap Contractors 1600

Trainer C Wood advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation.

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