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.

Stewards Follow-Up - MALIK

posted by Rick Quirk   [ updated ]

Trainer P Court has informed Stewards that blood tests taken from MALIK following its disappointing performance at Addington last week have shown some irregularities with the colt having a brief freshener while being treated. 

Follow up - Lewis Caroll

posted Jul 18, 2017, 3:56 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 3:56 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 15 July 2017

Race 5 GROUP ONE TURF BAR 1200

LEWIS CAROLL (S Weatherley) – Trainer N Fraser advised Stewards that she was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding, adding LEWIS CAROLL has now been sent for a spell.

Follow up - Dudewithattitude

posted Jul 18, 2017, 3:55 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 3:55 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 15 July 2017

Race 3 FOSTER MAINTAIN 1400

Trainer J Pender advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and that he would be removing the tongue tie prior to racing next.

Follow up - Belle Hope

posted Jul 18, 2017, 3:53 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 3:53 PM ]

Avondale Jockey Club - 12 July 2017

Race 8 Avondale Sunday Markets 1200

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

NEWS IN BRIEF | 17 July 2017

posted Jul 16, 2017, 2:09 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 16, 2017, 2:09 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Prastiyou | Avondale 12 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 19-22 July inclusive.

D Danis | Avondale 12 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 19-22 July inclusive.

S Wahab | South Canterbury 14 July; careless riding; suspended 15 July - 5 August inclusive.

K Mudhoo | South Canterbury 14 July; medical clearance required.

M McNab | Waikato 15 July; medical clearance required.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SHESALLRAAJ | Avondale 12 July; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

ABSOLUT EXCELENCIA | South Canterbury 14 July; bled; stood down for 3 months.

YOU ARE AMAZING | South Canterbury 14 July; late scratching when found to be lame in near fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Wellington RC meeting scheduled for 15 July was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 7 July (heard NZ Metropolitan 14 July); excessive use of whip; fined $400.

M Edmonds | Ashburton 16 July; drove with foot out of sulky rest; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MY GIRL BRIGADE | Auckland 14 July; injury to off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

HUNTER BROMAC | Forbury Park 15 July; disappointing performance; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

RAZOR | Ashburton 16 July; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

P Lammas & C Morris | Wanganui 14 July; failed to present papers; fined $50.


Dog Penalty

UNO ELEVEN | Christchurch 14 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

Race 6 at Palmerston North GRC meeting of 10 July was declared a no race after the lids were slow to open.


Stewards Follow-Up - LORD ROYDON

posted Jul 13, 2017, 11:47 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 11:47 PM ]

Trainer M House has advised Stewards that LORD ROYDON has been sent for a spell in consequence of its disappointing performance at Addington last week.

Stewards Follow-Up - JAKIRA

posted Jul 13, 2017, 11:20 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 11:20 PM ]

Stable representative A Grieve has advised Stewards that following its disappointing performance at Forbury Park last week JAKIRA has been sent for a spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 July 2017

posted Jul 9, 2017, 1:23 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 1:23 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

T Harris | Matamata 5 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

J Nason | Matamata 5 July; failed to make weight; fined $100.

C Kennedy | Wanganui 6 July; medical clearance required.

M McNelis | Wanganui 6 July; careless riding; suspended 9-20 July inclusive.

J Lowry | Ashburton 7 July; careless riding; suspended 8-28 July inclusive.

R Cole | Te Aroha 9 July; failed to take reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 10-29 July inclusive.

R Cole | Te Aroha 9 July; made celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $100.


Trainer Penalty

B Middlewood | Ashburton 7 July; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BRUSH STROKES | Matamata 5 July; mucus in trachea; veterinary clearance required.

GET SCHROEDER | Wanganui 6 July; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

DEVINE LOVE | Whangarei 8 July; late scratching after being fractious in barriers; must complete barrier trial.

HOTSHOT LASS | Marton 8 July; late scratching after failing to load; must complete barrier trial.


Protest

IN DREAMLAND | Marton 8 July; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Walkinshaw | Forbury Park 6 July; careless driving; suspended 7 July - 6 August inclusive.

R Close | NZ Metropolitan 7 July; careless driving; fined $250.

L Lester | NZ Metropolitan 7 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 8-21 July inclusive.

J Markham | NZ Metropolitan 7 July (heard Rangiora 9 July); excessive use of whip; suspended 10-17 July inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

S Argue | Auckland 7 July; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

M House | Rangiora 9 July; late driver notification; fined $50.

G Smith | Rangiora 9 July; late to present runner on to track; fined $200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

TANYA DANA | Forbury Park 6 July; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

DUCHESS GRACE | Forbury Park 6 July; fractured pedal bone; veterinary clearance required.

PORT HANOVER | Rangiora 9 July; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.


Protests

SUNNY BILL | NZ Metropolitan 7 July; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

CRADDOCK | NZ Metropolitan 7 July; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

RONALD J | NZ Metropolitan 7 July; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 1st.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

A Lawrence | Waikato 6 July; late to retrieve runner for race; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

CITRUS A PEEL | Wanganui 5 July; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

JET PLANE JESS | Christchurch 7 July; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

JUST ERNIE | Christchurch 7 July; found to have impaired eye vision; ophthalmologist report required and must complete trial.


Stewards Follow-Up - RUSTY I AM

posted Jul 9, 2017, 12:18 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 12:18 AM ]

Trainers P Wakelin and S Noble have advised Stewards that following its disappointing performance at Addington on Friday night, RUSTY I AM was found to have a displaced vertebrae and associated muscle soreness with treatment to be undertaken this week.

Stewards Follow-Up - FATHERDANTHERODEOMAN

posted Jul 9, 2017, 12:11 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 12:11 AM ]

Trainer T Stratford has advised Stewards that FATHERDANTHERODEOMAN has recovered well since its run at Forbury Park on Thursday and will have gear changes made prior to its next engagement in an attempt to cure its tendency to hang.

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