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 - Zedsational

posted by Brady Jones   [ updated ]

Rotorua & BOP Hunt - 16 September 2018

Race 2 TEAM WEALLEANS HDL

Trainer G Brick advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding.

Follow up - Sword Of Osman

posted by Brady Jones   [ updated ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 15 September 2018

Race 7 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200 metres)

Trainer J Richards advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding, adding that is his intention to continue on with its current preparation.

Follow up - Flagdown

posted by Brady Jones   [ updated ]

Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club - 14 September 2018

Trainer S Dougan advised Stewards that the gelding has been sent for a spell.

Follow up - My Tommy

posted by Brady Jones   [ updated ]

Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club - 14 September 2018

Race 2 D&G AUTOSPRAY 2200 (2200 Metres)

Trainer T Symes advised Stewards that the gelding underwent further veterinary examination upon return to his stable which revealed a bruised tendon.  Further advising that MY TOMMY has now been sent for spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 16 September 2018

posted Sep 16, 2018, 2:39 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 2:39 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S MacNab | Woodville-Pahiatua 14 September; medical clearance required.

S Collett | Whangarei 15 September; careless riding; suspended 23 September - 3 October inclusive.

B Grylls | Whangarei 15 September; medical clearance required.

J Riddell | Hawke’s Bay 1 September (appeal heard 14 September); careless riding; suspended 22-30 September inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

DREAM DIVINE | Otago 13 September; leg injury; veterinary clearance required.

FLAGDOWN | Woodville-Pahiatua 14 September; swollen suspensory ligament; veterinary clearance required.

BLUE DANN | Woodville-Pahiatua 14 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Harness


Driver Penalties

M Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 14 September; use of whip; fined $200.

S Tomlinson | Methven 16 September; careless driving; suspended 23-28 September inclusive.

S McNally | Methven 16 September; use of whip; fined $300.

J Harrington | Methven 16 September; careless driving; fined $200.

K Hodgson | Methven 16 September; use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalty

G Scott | Methven 16 September; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Penalty

I’MALLABOUTTHEBASE | Auckland 14 September; swollen knee; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

MR GOOD AND EVIL | Auckland 14 September; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 3rd.

ANGUS BURGA | Auckland 14 September; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 3rd.

THE CROUPIER | Methven 16 September; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 6th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

R Adcock | Otago 11 September; failed to present papers; fined $50.

D Elder | Auckland 13 September; failed to catch runner; fined $50.

C Roberts | Christchurch 14 September; presented incorrect dog for qualifying trial; fined $150.

D Fahey | Christchurch 14 September; failed to catch runner; fined $50.

M Lin | Christchurch 14 September; failed to catch runner; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

TUIPOLOTO | Auckland 13 September; failed to pursue the lure (3rd offence); stood down for 1 year and must complete trial.

BLAZIN’ AUDREY | Wanganui 7 September (heard Wanganui 14 September); marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow-Up - CROYDE

posted Sep 12, 2018, 4:28 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 4:28 PM ]

Ashburton Racing Club - 30 August 2018 Race 9 SUPPORT US ON DAFFODIL DAY MID-CANTERBURY R65 1600 -- The connections have advised that CROYDE was found to have suffered cardiac arrhythmia during this race with a veterinary clearance to be obtained before the gelding resumes. 

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 9 September 2018

posted Sep 9, 2018, 2:23 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 2:24 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

J Fawcett | Waipa 7 September; failed to make weight; fined $100.

R Elliot | Waipa 7 September; medical clearance required.

W Pinn | Wanganui 8 September; careless riding; suspended 9-20 September inclusive.

M Hills | Wanganui 8 September; careless riding; suspended 9-21 September inclusive.

S Phelan | Auckland 9 September; careless riding; suspended 17-30 September inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

S Marsh | Wanganui 8 September; late rider declaration; fined $50.

K Myers | Wanganui 8 September; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

OUR MATRIARCH | Taranaki 6 September; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

PLATINUM VOLOS | Wanganui 8 September; lost chance at start; must complete trial.

HAMILTONIAN | Wanganui 8 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

RED BEACH | Wanganui 8 September; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

AHYUM | Canterbury 8 September; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

JEALOUS BOY | Auckland 9 September; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Counties RC meeting scheduled for 5 September was abandoned due to track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C Sharpe | Waikato Bay of Plenty 30 August (heard Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September); use of whip; fined $500.

S Wigg | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September; use of whip; suspended 7 September - 11 October inclusive.

K Marshall | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September; use of whip; fined $200.

A Poutama | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September; careless driving; fined $250.

C DeFilippi | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; careless driving; suspended 15-20 September inclusive.

S Walkinshaw | Winton 8 September; use of whip; suspended 9 September - 6 October inclusive.

J Cox | Winton 8 September; use of whip; fined $200.

P Cook | Rangiora 9 September; out of position at start; fined $100.

B Munro | Rangiora 9 September; failed to activate gear; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties

N Chilcott | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September; late gear notification; fined $50.

P Burrows | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; incorrect gear; fined $100.

K Townley | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; colour fee; fined $25.

L Jones | Winton 8 September; colour fee; fined $25.

O Lawrence | Winton 8 September; colour fee; fined $25.

B Negus | Rangiora 9 September; failed to correctly apply gear; fined $200.


Horse Penalty

ITS OFFICIAL BABE | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 September; late scratching after becoming fractious in preliminary; must complete trial.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J McInerney | Non raceday dated 31 August; failed to provide proper care for greyhounds; fined $5,000 plus costs of $5,000 to RIU and $1,500 to JCA.

R Armstrong | Non raceday dated 31 August; failed to provide proper care for greyhounds; fined $1,000.


Dog Penalties

COUNTRY GENT | Christchurch 4 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial (subsequently completed on 7 September).

OPAWA BINGE | Southland 4 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

MISCHIEF SEEKER | Wanganui 5 September; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

MR. CHANG | Christchurch 7 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Stewards Follow-Up - TOM RULE

posted Sep 8, 2018, 11:58 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 8, 2018, 11:59 PM ]

Trainer P Robertson advised Stewards on 9 September that TOM RULE has been treated for a lung infection since last racing at Forbury Park on 2 September. He added that a tongue tie will be added to the gelding's gear for its upcoming engagements.

Follow up - Cecee Signor

posted Sep 6, 2018, 2:18 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 6, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 1 September 2018

Race 9 Polwarth Design & Whangarei Menswear (1400 metres)

Trainer M Bradley advised Stewards that she was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding, adding it would now be freshened prior to racing next.

Follow up - Marbles

posted Sep 6, 2018, 2:17 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 6, 2018, 2:17 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 1 September 2018

Race 4 Hirepool (1600 metres)

Trainer M Bradley advised Stewards that she was satisfied with the recovery of the mare, adding that connections would be considering her immediate racing programme in the coming days.

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