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 17 November 2019

posted Nov 17, 2019, 1:13 AM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

J Arbery | Non raceday dated 11 November; failed to ride trackwork free of prohibited substance; suspended 22 October - 3 December inclusive and costs of $187.50 to RIU.

S Wynne | Canterbury 13 November; careless riding; suspended 17-29 November inclusive.

S Shinde | Canterbury 13 November; careless riding; suspended 14-28 November inclusive.

C Campbell | Canterbury 13 November; careless riding; suspended 17-27 November inclusive.

R Hannam | Manawatu 14 November; careless riding; suspended 18-24 November inclusive.

S McKay | Tauranga 16 November; excessive use of whip; fined $750.

S Weatherley | Canterbury 16 November; careless riding; suspended 17-27 November inclusive.

S Wynne | Canterbury 16 November; careless riding; suspended 30 November - 8 December inclusive.

S Wynne | Canterbury 16 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 9-21 December inclusive.

L Allpress | Canterbury 16 November; careless riding; suspended 24 November - 4 December inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

P Harris | Canterbury 13 November; incorrect gear; fined $50.

K Myers | Waverley 17 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

FELIX FAURE | Te Aroha 12 November; pelvic muscle soreness; veterinary clearance required.

ON THE RIVET | Whangarei 15 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

DONNA ANNE BILLY | Tauranga 16 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

SHOW PARK | Canterbury 16 November; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

SHE’S GALLANT | Canterbury 16 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete multiple trials.


Harness


Driver Penalties

T Williams | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; careless driving; suspended 16-23 November inclusive.

K Gath | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; use of whip; suspended 16-19 November inclusive and fined $500.

A Butt | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; use of whip; fined $200.

J Curtin | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; use of whip; fined $200.

T Chmiel | Ashburton 14 November; use of whip; suspended 16-28 November inclusive.

S Payne | Ashburton 14 November; careless driving; suspended 15-30 November inclusive.

A Stewart | Ashburton 14 November; use of whip; fined $200.

K Tomlinson | Ashburton 14 November; use of whip; fined $200.

N Delany | Auckland 15 November; careless driving; suspended 16-22 November inclusive.

J Keast | NZ Metropolitan 12 November (heard NZ Metropolitan 15 November); use of whip; suspended 16 November - 1 December inclusive. 

S Wiseman | NZ Metropolitan 15 November; careless driving; fined $250.

M Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 15 November; failed to drive runner to finish; fined $300. 

E Swain | Tuapeka 27 October (heard Wyndham 17 November); use of whip; fined $200.


Trainer Penalty

S Telfer | Auckland 15 November; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

COPPERHEAD ROSE | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; tendon strain; veterinary clearance required. 

GIRLS LET LOOSE | NZ Metropolitan 12 November; broke in running; must complete trial.

DESTINY JONES | NZ Metropolitan 15 November; respiratory infection; veterinary clearance required.

SAMSKARA | NZ Metropolitan 15 November; late scratching when found to be lame in preliminary; veterinary clearance required.

THE GOLDEN BOY | Wyndham 17 November; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.


Protests

CREDIT MASTER | Auckland 15 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 4th.

VALLORIA | NZ Metropolitan 15 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th. 


Greyhounds


Dog Penalty

SOVEREIGN PRIDE | Waikato 14 November; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.


Follow up - Just Treasure

posted Nov 15, 2019, 2:52 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 2:55 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club- 9th November 2019

Race 4 NORRIS WARD McKINNON YOUR LAWYERS 2100

Trainer R McCarroll advised that a scan took place on the mare upon returning to his stables. The scan showed bone chips in the hock area. R McCarroll also advised that another scan will be done in the coming days to see if the injury is operable.

Follow up - Reverence

posted Nov 15, 2019, 2:50 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 2:55 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club- 9th November 2019

Race 3 NORRIS WARD McKINNON FAMILY LAW 1400:

Trainer G Rogerson advised that the mare has now been sent for a spell.

Follow Up - Road To Redemption

posted Nov 11, 2019, 2:10 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 2:10 PM ]

Canterbury JC - 9 November 2019

Race 1 CHRISTCHURCH CASINO PREMIER (2000m) 

Trainer A Schwarz advised Stewards that ROAD TO REDEMPTION has recovered well and will continue with its current preparation.

Follow Up - ANYTHINGCOULDHAPPN

posted Nov 11, 2019, 2:08 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 2:09 PM ]

Canterbury JC - 9 November 2019

Race 1 CHRISTCHURCH CASINO PREMIER (2000m) 

Trainer S Woodsford advised Stewards that ANYTHINGCOULDHAPPN has been retired from racing.

Follow Up - Okay Pal

posted Nov 10, 2019, 2:24 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 2:24 PM ]

Banks Peninsula Racing Club - 3 November 2019

Race 10 CANTERBURY EQUINE CLINIC RATING 65 (1400m) 

Trainer M Pitman advised Stewards that OKAY PAL will have a brief freshen up and then resume its current preparation.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 10 November 2019

posted Nov 9, 2019, 11:28 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 9, 2019, 11:28 PM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

A Goindasamy | Auckland 5 November; careless riding; suspended 10-21 November inclusive.

L Innes | Auckland 5 November; excessive use of whip; fined $1,500.

D Bothamley | Otago 5 November; medical clearance required.

M McNab | Avondale 6 November; medical clearance required.

Z Moki | Otaki-Maori 7 November; failed to make weight; fined $200.

H Andrew | Otaki-Maori 7 November; failed to make weight; fined $100.

BR Jones | Waikato 9 November; careless riding; suspended 10 November - 10 December inclusive.

R Kozaki | Waikato 9 November; careless riding; suspended 17-27 November inclusive.

M McNab | Banks Peninsula 3 November (heard Canterbury 9 November); careless riding; suspended 17 November - 21 December inclusive.

J Laking | Canterbury 9 November; failed to make weight; fined $200.

C Grylls | Canterbury 9 November; failed to make weight; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

S Ralph | Auckland 5 November; incorrect gear; fined $50.

K & A Tyler | Otago 5 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

WILD LIKE | Auckland 5 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

FINAL SUGGESTION | Auckland 5 November; lame in front; veterinary clearance required.

GERMANICUS | Auckland 5 November; hung outwards throughout; must complete right handed track trial.

ROSIE MAE | Otago 5 November; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

ETCH | Avondale 6 November; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete trial.

MAKARAKA | Avondale 6 November; sore in behind; veterinary clearance required.

KEEPIN HARMONEE | Otaki-Maori 7 November; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required. 

IVAN KANE | Otaki-Maori 7 November; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

BONITA AURELIA | Waikato 9 November; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

KIWI ACE | Waikato 9 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

JUST TREASURE | Waikato 9 November; lame right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

FIRODEN | Waikato 9 November; lacerations; veterinary clearance required.

POP ‘N’ ROCK | Canterbury 9 November; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

THE HEIRESS | Canterbury 9 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

BELLA | Hawke’s Bay 10 November; sacroiliac pain; veterinary clearance required.


General

Race 4 at the Waikato RC meeting of 9 November was abandoned due to safety concerns.


Harness


Driver Penalties

B McLellan | Invercargill 7 November; out of position at start; fined $100.

C De Filippi | Methven 1 November (heard Rangiora 8 November); drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

M Northcott | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 November; use of whip; fined $200.

R Reekie | Rangiora 8 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

M Stratford | Rangiora 8 November; use of whip; fined $200.

A Faulks | Rangiora 8 November; use of whip; fined $200.

J Alford | Wyndham 10 November; careless driving; suspended 15-22 November inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

D Gale | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 November; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ALBASINI | Rangiora 8 November; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

KIWI HEIR | Wyndham 10 November; broke in running; must complete trial.

DIAMOND PARTY | Wyndham 10 November; fell after line; must complete trial.

TIGER MOTH | Wyndham 10 November; hoof laceration; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

SERTORIUS | Auckland 23 August; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

IDEAL INVASION | Banks Peninsula 29 September; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

SWELL TIME | Invercargill 7 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

MIGHT BE ME | Wyndham 10 November; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

L Cole | Wanganui 8 November; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

T Agent & K Williams | Auckland 10 November; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

BIGTIME THOR | Palmerston North 4 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

FLIPPING CRAZY | Otago 7 November; marring (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.


Follow up - The Green Dragon

posted Nov 8, 2019, 3:08 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 3:08 PM ]

Taranaki Racing Club - 1 November 2019

Race 3 STELLA ARTOIS MAIDEN 1200M

Trainer P Gerard advised Stewards that she was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is her intention to continue on with its current preparation.

Follow up - Cyber Attack

posted Nov 8, 2019, 2:52 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 2:53 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 5 November 2019

Race 5 POWERSAFE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS 1200

Trainer T Pike 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 - Kylie Bax

posted Nov 8, 2019, 2:50 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 2:50 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 5 November 2019

Race 4 AGROWQUIP JOHN DEERE 1200

Trainer J Richards advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the mare, adding that she has now been served and it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation. 

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