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 14 July 2019

posted Jul 14, 2019, 3:22 AM by Shane Renault   [ updated Jul 14, 2019, 3:22 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

C Burdan | Avondale 10 July; careless riding; suspended 14 - 24 July inclusive.

K Mudhoo | South Canterbury 12 July; careless riding; suspended 13 - 25 July inclusive.

G Saejorhor | South Canterbury 12 July; medical clearance required.

T Jonker | Wellington 13 July; failed to claim down to declared riding weight; fined $200.

R Smyth | Whangarei 13 July; careless riding; suspended 18 - 27 July inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MANRICO | Avondale 10 July; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

SMART GARDEN | South Canterbury 12 July; difficult to load; must complete trial.

SMOKEM UP | South Canterbury 12 July; lame; veterinary clearance required.

ZEDACE | Wellington 13 July; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Poutama | Auckland 12 July; careless driving; suspended 12 - 20 July inclusive.

B Weaver | Ashburton 13 July; failed to concede position; fined $300


Trainer Penalties

D O’Connell | Forbury Park 11 July; gear malfunction; fined $100.

S Lock | Forbury Park 11 July; incorrect number; fined $100.

J Abernethy | Auckland 12 July; incorrect number; fined $100.

C Markham | Ashburton 13 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.

T Yesberg | Ashburton 13 July; bandages came adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

LIGHTFOOT LADY | Forbury Park 11 July; poor performance; must complete trial.

DIVINIA BELLEZZA | Auckland 12 July; bled; stood down 30 days; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

DOLLY JONES | Ashburton 13 July; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.


Protest

FYNN FROST | NZ Metropolitan 12 July; broke in running; disqualified from 5th place.

ROCKNROLL KING | Ashburton 13 July; broke in running; disqualified from 3rd place.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

M Roberts | Otago 9 July; failed to obtain permission to have greyhound domiciled at another kennel greater than 14 days; fined $100.

C Roberts | Christchurch 11 July; nominated greyhound for a race when not eligible; fined $100.

R Wales | Christchurch 12 July; failed to present papers; fined $50.

C Healey | Otago 14 July; nominated greyhound for a race when not eligible; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

MISCHIEF SEEKER | Wanganui 10 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down 12 months (3rd offence) and must complete trial.

OUR AMBER | Christchurch 12 July; marred another runner; stood down 28 days and must complete trial.

DON’T CRY JONI | Christchurch 12 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down 28 days and must complete trial.

SHALLAY PALLAY | Auckland 14 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow up - Platinum Spirit

posted Jul 9, 2019, 4:15 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 4:15 PM ]

Marton Jockey Club - 6 July 2019

Race 1 RAYNER BUILDING 2YO 1200 (1200 Metres)

Trainer L Latta advised Stewards that she was satisfied with the recovery of the colt and it is her intention to continue on with its current preparation.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 7 July 2019

posted Jul 7, 2019, 2:56 PM by Shane Renault   [ updated Jul 7, 2019, 2:56 PM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

N Downs | Wanganui 4 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 8 July - 7 August inclusive.

J Riddell | Wanganui 4 July; careless riding; suspended 7 - 18 July inclusive.

M Cropp | | Wanganui 4 July; medical clearance received.

D Turner | Wanganui 4 July; medical clearance received.

M Cropp | Wanganui 4 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

D Turner | Wanganui 4 July; unable to make contracted weight; fined $200.

H Schofer | Wanganui 4 July; unable to make contracted weight; fined $100.

J Baillie | Wanganui 4 July; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

R Hannam | | Wanganui 4 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

R Smyth | Waikato 6 July; medical clearance required.

D Turner | Marton 6 July; engaged on two runners; fined $200.

E Farr | Te Aroha 7 July; medical clearance received.

T Moki | Te Aroha 7 July; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

J Gordon | Ashburton 3 July; presented runners with incorrect saddlecloths; fined $300.


Horse Actions/Penalties

VOWS YOU MADE | Ashburton 3 July; unsatisfactory manners; must complete trial.

KING OF THE DANCE (AUS) | Ashburton 3 July; barrier malfunction; declared a non runner.

CRISTAL BUBBLE | Wanganui 4 July; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

RELY ON ME | Wanganui 4 July; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

BOBBY DAWN | Wanganui 4 July; fractious in barrier causing delay; must complete trial.

QUIZMASTER | Waikato 6 July; abnormal breathing noises; veterinary clearance required.

DA JIN SHAN | Marton 6 July; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

GALAXY CLASS | Te Aroha 7 July; poor performance; must complete trial.

HIGHLY LIKELY | Te Aroha 7 July; lame; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C Buchan | Forbury Park 4 July; use of whip; fined $300.

A Beck | Forbury Park 4 July; starter from incorrect barrier; fined $75.

N Chalmers | Timaru 24 April (heard 4 July); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 5 July - 31 January 2020 inclusive.

M Anderson | Marlborough 23 June (heard 5 July); use of whip; suspended 8 July - 19 July inclusive.

M Anderson | Marlborough 23 June (heard 5 July); careless driving; suspended 20 - 21 July inclusive and fined $300.

N Chilcott | Auckland 5 July; careless driving; suspended 6 - 19 July inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

M Jones | Forbury Park 4 July; colour fee; fined $25.

C Ferguson | Forbury Park 4 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.

K Barclay & P Ellis | NZ Metropolitan 5 July; failed to lodge horse movement; fined $50.

D Balle | Auckland 5 July; colour fee; fined $25.

S Abernethy | Auckland 5 July (person in charge); incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Jones | Rangiora 7 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

GLIDING PAST | Forbury Park 4 July; poor performance; must complete trial.

SHEEZUS | Forbury Park 4 July; irregular heart rhythm; veterinary clearance required.

TIGER MOTH | NZ Metropolitan 5 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

RUM IN THE SUN | NZ Metropolitan 5 July; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

ALDEBARAN BONNY | Rangiora 7 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

TOPNOTCH EAGLE | Rangiora 7 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

TOPNOTCH TITAN | Rangiora 7 July; broke in running; must complete trial.

MAGNATE MARA | Rangiora 7 July; poor performance; must complete trial.


Protest

KING CASSIDY | Forbury Park 4 July; broke excessively in home straight; disqualified from 2nd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

R Wales | Christchurch 2 July; failed to present papers; fined $50.

A Turnwald | Wanganui 3 July; failed to present papers; fined $50.

J Jopson | Christchurch 4 July; failed to catch as arranged; fined $50.

S O’Neil | Auckland 7 July; failed to present papers; fined $50.

T Agent & K Williams | Auckland 7 July; weight offence; fined $100.

E Duganzich | Non raceday dated 1 July; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance; disqualified 15 July - 15 November inclusive.


Dog Penalties

STEP INSIDE LOVE | Christchurch 2 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH AUSTIN | Southland 2 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ZARA JINX | Wanganui 3 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial. (Stand down rescinded on 5 July due to serious injury; must complete trial).

BIG TIME EILISH | Wanganui 3 July; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.

OUR OLIVE | Christchurch 5 July; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

RIVALRIES | Christchurch 5 July; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BIGTIME TYSON | Auckland 7 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

UNFASHIONABLE | Auckland 7 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

FINKLE FOOT FRED | Auckland 7 July; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

NIGHT HOWLER | Wanganui 27 March; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 2nd.


Follow up - Grand Award

posted Jul 4, 2019, 6:27 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 4, 2019, 6:27 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 29 June 2019

Race 4 Racing Sunday August 11 (1600 metres)

Trainer F Ritchie advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it has now been sent for a spell.

Follow Up - Turncoat

posted Jul 1, 2019, 2:17 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 2:17 PM ]

Riccarton Park - Amberley 22 June

Race 4 NORTH CANTERBURY VETERINARY CLINICS BENCHMARK 72 (1400m)

Co-Trainer M Pitman advised Stewards that the gelding has recovered well and will continue with its current preparation. Mr Pitman added that TURNCOAT may be better suited to 1200m races.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 30 June 2019

posted Jun 30, 2019, 12:59 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jun 30, 2019, 12:59 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

B Harrison | Waverley 27 June; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

R Elliot | Waverley 27 June; failed to make weight; fined $200.

C Lammas | Whangarei 29 June; excessive use of whip; suspended 30 June - 13 July inclusive.

S Spratt | Whangarei 29 June; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

R Elliot | Hawke’s Bay 29 June; careless riding; suspended 5-17 July inclusive.

D Turner | Hawke’s Bay 29 June; medical clearance required.

M Cropp | Hawke’s Bay 29 June; medical clearance required.

E Farr | Hawke’s Bay 29 June; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

K Buttimore | Waverley 27 June; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BEWITCHED | Rotorua 26 June; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

OUR SHAMAN | Rotorua 26 June; late scratching after attempting to escape under front of barriers; must complete trial.

SENOR PINYATA | Waverley 27 June; pain in hind quarters; veterinary clearance required.

BOYSWAY | Otago 28 June; bled on second occasion; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

GABRIEL | Whangarei 29 June; bled; stood down for 3 months and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required. 


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Beck | Forbury Park 20 June (heard Forbury Park 27 June); failed to affix chin strap during race; fined $200.

J Alford | Forbury Park 27 June; use of whip; fined $200.

A Mugford | NZ Metropolitan 28 June; use of whip; fined $200.

F Phelan | Waikato 30 June; failed to activate gear; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

R Green | Auckland 28 June; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Hutton | NZ Metropolitan 28 June; colour fee; fined $25.

M Anderson | Timaru 30 June; colour fee; fined $25.


Protest

MICHELLE | Auckland 28 June; lapped on; relegated from 2nd to 3rd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

R Wales | Otago 25 June; nominated runner for 2 meetings on the same day; fined $150.


Dog Penalties

MITCHAM BECKY | Otago 25 June; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

LORD LOUIE | Otago 25 June; marred; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ZIP ZAP ZOE | Otago 25 June; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 23 June 2019

posted Jun 23, 2019, 1:24 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 1:24 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

T Jonker | Oamaru 19 June; failed to make weight; fined $100.

D Prastiyou | Oamaru 19 June; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

K Asano | Oamaru 19 June; incorrectly attached leathers to saddle; fined $100 and forfeited riding fee.

D Bothamley | Oamaru 19 June; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 22 June).

J Kamaruddin | Counties 20 June; careless riding; suspended 24 June - 6 July inclusive.

M Coleman | Counties 20 June; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

A Schwerin | Counties 20 June; medical clearance required.

M McNab | Counties 20 June; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 22 June).

A Goindasamy | Tauranga 22 June; careless riding; suspended 30 June - 18 July inclusive.

A Goindasamy | Tauranga 22 June; failed to ride mount to finish; fined $250.

BB Hong | Amberley 22 June; careless riding; suspended 23 June - 10 July inclusive.

S Toolooa | Amberley 22 June; careless riding; suspended 23 June - 4 July inclusive.

D Bothamley | Amberley 22 June; failed to make weight; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

C Chipperfield | Counties 20 June; incorrect gear; fined $50.

D Wiles | Te Aroha 23 June; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Action/Penalty

ELIZA LONG | Oamaru 19 June; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D O’Connell | Forbury Park 20 June; careless driving; suspended 21 June - 4 July inclusive.

T Herlihy | Auckland 21 June; failed to leave access to passing lane; fined $350.

S Anderson | Marlborough 23 June; use of whip; fined $300.

G Smith | Marlborough 23 June; careless driving; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

L Whittaker | Auckland 21 June; incorrect number; fined $100.

R Dunn | Auckland 21 June; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Anderson | Marlborough 21 June; late gear notification; fined $50.

D Taylor | Marlborough 23 June; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties

BETTOR TRENZ | Auckland 21 June; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

LE GIRL | Auckland 21 June; broke in running; must complete trial.

MUCHACHA BONITA | Marlborough 21 June; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

EASTWOOD CHIEFTAIN | Marlborough 21 June; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.


Protests

MY BOY BOO | Auckland 21 June; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 3rd.

LITTLEBITOFLOVE | Auckland 21 June; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 4th.

SONEY BEATT | Auckland 21 June; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 6th.

GALLEONS VICTORY | Auckland 21 June; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 7th.

MILLY AN EYRE | Marlborough 21 June; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

IDEAL INVASION | Marlborough 21 June; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

R Adcock | Southland 18 June (heard Christchurch 20 June); incorrect nomination; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

VIKING BRIT | Waikato 20 June; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

RIDE THE CLUTCH | Christchurch 21 June; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.


General

Race 11 at the Palmerston North GRC meeting of 17 June was declared a no race due to the boxes failing to activate.

Race 4 at the Southland GRC meeting of 18 June was declared a no race due to a lure malfunction.


Follow up - Los Angeles

posted Jun 21, 2019, 7:35 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:35 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 15 June 2019

Race 8 Bream Bay Painting (1600 metres)

Trainer C Gibbs advised Stewards that the mare would not be persevered with as a racing proposition from his stable.

Follow up - Magic Condor

posted Jun 21, 2019, 7:34 PM by Brady Jones

Whangarei Racing Club - 15 June 2019

Race 8 Bream Bay Painting (1600 metres)

Trainer S Ritchie advised Stewards that the filly has now been sent for a spell.

Follow up - Chiquitita

posted Jun 21, 2019, 7:32 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:33 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 15 June 2019

Race 6 Reyburn & Bryant (1200 metres)

Trainer S Ritchie advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the mare, adding that it is now his intention to remove the blinkers and freshen CHIQUITITA prior to racing next.

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