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 September 2019

posted Sep 22, 2019, 3:55 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 3:56 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

A Goindasamy | Matamata 18 September; careless riding; suspended 23 September - 4 October inclusive.

O Bosson | Matamata 18 September; careless riding; suspended 23 September - 3 October inclusive.

L Allpress | Wanganui 19 September; careless riding; suspended 22 September - 4 October inclusive.

D Turner | Wanganui 19 September; failed to make weight; suspended 27 September - 6 October inclusive.

A Kuru | Wanganui 19 September; medical clearance required.

C Lammas | Hawke’s Bay 21 September; careless riding; suspended 26 September - 9 October inclusive.

A Calder | Canterbury 21 September; careless riding; suspended 29 September - 9 October inclusive.

M McNab | Canterbury 21 September; careless riding (2 charges); suspended 26 September - 16 October inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

S Thompson & M Brown | Taupo 20 September; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SHARWING | Matamata 18 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

LILY THE PINK | Matamata 18 September; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

REVOLUTION | Wanganui 19 September; made irregular breathing noises; veterinary clearance required.

MAGNESS | Wanganui 19 September; late scratching when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

GALLAGHER | Taupo 20 September; stood in barriers; must complete trial.

LEONARDO | Canterbury 21 September; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

I WALK ALONE | Counties 22 September; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

ANATOW | Counties 22 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protest

MARIOTA | Matamata 18 September; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

M Anderson | NZ Metropolitan 19 September; late onto the track; fined $100.

R McIlwrick | Oamaru 22 September; careless driving; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

M Wallis & B Hackett | Auckland 20 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

P & V Blanchard | Auckland 20 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

B Mangos | Auckland 20 September; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J & J Dickie | Auckland 20 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

G Anderson | Oamaru 22 September; incorrect gear; fined $100.

A Edge | Oamaru 22 September; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ZULU COURAGE | NZ Metropolitan 19 September; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

RORY BROWN | NZ Metropolitan 19 September; broke in score up; must complete satisfactory mobile start trial. 

ASCALABUS | NZ Metropolitan 19 September; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

FLAMBOYANT | NZ Metropolitan 19 September; laceration to a foot; veterinary clearance required. 

HEARD THE WHISPER | Auckland 20 September; pastern injury; veterinary clearance required.

BELMONT MAJOR | Invercargill 21 September; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

FRINGEBENEFIT | Invercargill 21 September; lame in both front legs; veterinary clearance required.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

C Steele | Southland 27 August (heard non raceday 11 September); failed to comply with a lawful order of a Steward; fined $400 with costs of $200 to JCA.

J & D Fahey | Non raceday dated 16 September; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance; fined $2,500 with costs of $1,200 to GRNZ.

P Freeman | Waikato 19 September; failed to catch runner; fined $50.

J & D Fahey | Christchurch 20 September; incorrect rugs; fined $50.

R & N O’Regan | Auckland 22 September; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

K O’Regan | Auckland 8 September (heard Auckland 22 September); handled greyhound when unlicensed; fined $100.

S Codlin | Auckland 8 September (heard Auckland 22 September); handled greyhound when unlicensed; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

JINJA TED | Palmerston North 16 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

MAYBE RIGHT | Christchurch 17 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

MR MUPPET | Otago 17 September; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

JACKS POINT | Otago 17 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

MISCHIEF SEEKER | Wanganui 18 September; failed to pursue the lure (3rd offence); stood down for 12 months and must complete trial.

FLIPPING CRAZY | Christchurch 20 September; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Protest

OPAWA HILARY | Christchurch 28 June; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 2nd.


General

Race 11 at Waikato GRC meeting of 19 September was abandoned after the lure broke down.


Follow up - Flaunting

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:19 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 8:20 PM ]

Wanganui Jockey Club - 7 September 2019

Race 4 THE O’LEARYS FILLIES STAKES 1200

Trainer D Greene advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the filly and it it his intention to continue on with its current preparation. 

Follow up - Rukuhia

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:18 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 8:19 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 7 September 2019

Race 4 Hyland Race Colours 1400

Trainer G Old advised Stewards that the gelding underwent an operation in the days following this race after a fracture in the right knee was diagnosed by veterinarians, further advising that the gelding would now be sent for a spell to recover.

Follow up - Queen Of The Air

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:17 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 8:17 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 6 September 2019

Race 8 VALACHI DOWNS 1200

Trainer J Richards advised Stewards that in the days following this race the mare underwent blood tests which did not reveal any abnormality, adding it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation.

Follow up - Sokitome

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:16 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 8:16 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 6 September 2019

Race 5 AMBER GARDEN CENTRE 1400

Trainer T Autridge advised Stewards that the gelding would not be persevered with as a racing proposition.

Follow up - One Madison

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:13 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 8:14 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 6 September 2019

Race 3 NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE (1400 metres)

Trainer A Scott advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is their intention to continue on with its current preparation.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 15 September 2019

posted Sep 15, 2019, 1:33 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 15, 2019, 3:17 PM by Shane Renault ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

C Johnson | Otago 12 September; careless riding; suspended 15-26 September inclusive.

J Fawcett | Whangarei 14 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 22 September - 2 October inclusive.

T Harris | Whangarei 14 September; weighed in in excess of weigh out weight; fined $500.

M Singh | Marton 14 September; careless riding; suspended 22-28 September inclusive.

J Kamaruddin | Marton 14 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 16-29 September inclusive.

T Johnson | Marton 14 September; failed to make weight; fined $200.

R Cole | Rotorua and Bay of Plenty 15 September; unnecessary use of whip; fined $500.

C Isdale | Rotorua and Bay of Plenty 15 September; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalty

S Ralph | Tauranga 11 September; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SUPER TAP | Otago 12 September; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

FINE BOUQUET | Otago 12 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

WILLIAM WALLACE | Whangarei 14 September; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

BELLA MENTE | Whangarei 14 September; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required. 


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Keast | NZ Metropolitan 30 August (heard NZ Metropolitan 13 September); use of whip; fined $200.

B Butt | NZ Metropolitan 6 September (heard NZ Metropolitan 13 September); use of whip; suspended 16-22 September inclusive.

R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 13 September; started from incorrect barrier position; fined $350.

R Close | NZ Metropolitan 13 September; out of position at candy pole; fined $100.

R May | Methven 15 September; breach of push out rule; fined $200.


Trainer Penalty

J Young | Auckland 13 September; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

DELIGHTFUL TANNER | NZ Metropolitan 13 September; laceration to heel bulb; veterinary clearance required.

TONIQUE DE FEU | NZ Metropolitan 13 September; laceration to heel bulb; veterinary clearance required.

PEMBROOK BLUE | Methven 15 September; bled; stood down for 30 days and veterinary clearance required with endoscopic examination required.

SNOW PRINTZ | Methven 15 September; broke in running; must complete trial. 


Protest

CALYPSO ROCK | NZ Metropolitan 13 September; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

The Methven TC meeting of 15 September was transferred to Ashburton due to track conditions.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

F Kite | Wanganui 11 September; weight offence; fined $100.

J & D Fahey | Christchurch 12 September; weight offence; fined $100.

D Edlin | Wanganui 13 September; late to kennel runner; fined $50.


Dog Penalty

HILTON STOP OVER | Christchurch 13 September; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow-Up - MONBET

posted Sep 8, 2019, 3:11 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 3:11 PM ]

Co-Trainer G Hope advised Stewards on 9 September that MONBET has recovered well subsequent to its run at Addington on Friday and worked in pleasing fashion yesterday. Mr Hope added that in his opinion the gelding was not suited to the wet track in its fresh up assignment and confirmed that MONBET will continue its preparation in the Ordeal Trotting Cup at Addington this coming Friday.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 8 September 2019

posted Sep 8, 2019, 3:35 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 3:35 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

BR Jones | Counties 4 September; careless riding; suspended 12-19 September inclusive.

G Swann | Counties 4 September; medical clearance required.

E McCall | Waikato 6 September; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

I Lupton | Auckland 7 September; careless riding; suspended 8-29 September inclusive and fined $500.

M Gillies | Auckland 7 September; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

E Farr | Auckland 7 September; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

S Fannin | Auckland 7 September; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

T Moseley | Canterbury 7 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 8-20 September inclusive.

C Campbell | Canterbury 7 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 8-19 September inclusive.

T Jonker | Canterbury 7 September; failed to make weight (2 charges); fined $300.

K Williams | Canterbury 7 September; made celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $150.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SOKITOME | Waikato 6 September; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

RUKUHIA | Auckland 7 September; lame; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

F Phelan | Waikato Bay of Plenty 5 September; use of whip; fined $200.

L Whittaker | Waikato Bay of Plenty 5 September; use of whip; fined $200.

D Butt | NZ Metropolitan 6 September; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 7 September - 6 November inclusive and fined $600.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 6 September; use of whip; fined $200.

B Weaver | NZ Metropolitan 6 September; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

B McLellan | Winton 8 September; out of position at start; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

AIRPARK FLYER | Winton 8 September; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

AMABEDE | Winton 8 September; lame in hind legs; veterinary clearance required.

CHEVRON FLIER | Winton 8 September; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

QUAESTOR | NZ Metropolitan 6 September; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 3rd.

JAMIES BAD BOY | Winton 8 September; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th. 


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S Lozell | Palmerston North 2 September; weight offences (2 charges); fined $250.

N Wanhalla | Christchurch 3 September; permitted non-licensed person to handle greyhound; fined $100

A Joyce | Christchurch 3 September; late to kennel runner; fined $50.

R Adcock | Christchurch 27 August (heard Otago 3 September; weight offence; fined $100

J McInerney | Otago 3 September; incorrect nomination; fined $100.

L Hunt | Wanganui 28 August (heard Wanganui 4 September); failed to scratch runner by required time denying reserve a start; fined $300.

R Roper | Waikato 29 August (heard Waikato 5 September); permitted non-licensed person to handle greyhound; fined $100.

L Waretini | Christchurch 6 September; late to kennel runner; fined $50.

L Cole | Wanganui 4 September (heard Wanganui 6 September); weight offence (2nd offence); fined $150.


Dog Penalties

HOMEBUSH FONZIE | Otago 3 September; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.

MASSIMO OSTI | Waikato 5 September; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

COME A GUSTER | Christchurch 5 September; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

PRINCE ZULU | Christchurch 6 September; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.


General

Race 10 at Wanganui GRC meeting of 6 September was abandoned after the lure lost power.


Follow up - Van Blanc

posted Sep 3, 2019, 11:44 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 11:45 PM ]

Whangarei Racing Club - 31 August 2019

Race 8 Ruakaka Christmas at the Races – Book Now (2100 metres)

Trainer N Tiley advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is now his intention to freshen the gelding prior to racing next.

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