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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 | 20 November 2017

posted Nov 19, 2017, 1:41 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 19, 2017, 1:42 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

O Bosson | Te Aroha 14 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 3-10 December inclusive.

K Gundowry | Canterbury 15 November; careless riding; suspended 19-30 November inclusive.

R Cuneen | Canterbury 15 November; careless riding; suspended 19 November - 1 December inclusive.

A Collett | Canterbury 15 November; careless riding; suspended 19 November - 3 December inclusive and fined $700.

A Collett | Canterbury 15 November; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

S Wynne | Canterbury 15 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 19-30 November inclusive.

G Cooksley | Whangarei 17 November; careless riding; suspended 20-29 November inclusive.

A Collett | Whangarei 17 November; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

A Sims | Tauranga 18 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 26 November - 3 December inclusive.

D Prastiyou | Tauranga 18 November; careless riding; suspended 22 November - 1 December inclusive.

H Andrew | Tauranga 18 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 20-29 November inclusive.

L Satherley | Tauranga 18 November; failed to ride mount out to finish; fined $200.

J Waddell | Tauranga 18 November; failed to make weight; fined $100.

S Muniandy | Canterbury 18 November; careless riding; suspended 19 November - 6 December inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

A Meadows | Canterbury 15 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.

S Cameron | Whangarei 17 November; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

CHILL | Te Aroha 14 November; late scratching after escaping from under its barrier; veterinary clearance required and must complete barrier trial.

OUR ABBADEAN | Canterbury 15 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

DIG IT UP | Whangarei 17 November; refused to leave barriers; must complete barrier trial.

WHERE ARE YOU | Canterbury 18 November; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

KING PIN | Canterbury 18 November; late scratching after escaping from under its barrier; must complete barrier trial.

BATMAN | Canterbury 18 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SUREASYOUWEREBORN | Canterbury 18 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

HUNDYAMONTH | Waverley 19 November; reared at start; must complete barrier trial.

JUST GEORGIE | Waverley 19 November; late scratching after crashing through running rail in preliminary and suffering cuts to legs; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

EEPA NEEMA | Waverley 19 November; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

The Te Aroha RC meeting of 14 November was abandoned after Race 5 due to an unsafe track.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C DeFilippi | NZ Metropolitan 14 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 18 November - 2 December inclusive.

B Butt | NZ Metropolitan 14 November; careless driving; suspended 18-26 November inclusive.

M Anderson | NZ Metropolitan 14 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 20-24 November inclusive.

J Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 14 November (heard Ashburton 16 November); failed to be in position at start; fined $100.

A Fitzgerald | Ashburton 16 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

M Hurrell | Ashburton 16 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

J Cox | NZ Metropolitan 17 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

A Beck | Wyndham 19 November; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

G Smith | NZ Metropolitan 14 November; late to present runner on course; fined $100.

M Kerr | NZ Metropolitan 14 November; colour fee; fined $25.

A Stuart | Ashburton 16 November; colour fee; fined $25.

R Green | Auckland 17 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

W McEwan | Wyndham 19 November; incorrect number; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ALTA ORLANDO | NZ Metropolitan 17 November; failed to score up behind mobile and took no part; must complete mobile start trial.

BUSTER BROWN | Wyndham 19 November; lacerations to left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

A Turnwald | Christchurch 16 November; weight offence; fined $100.

A Turnwald | Christchurch 16 November; failed to kennel runner by prescribed time; fined $50.


Dog Penalty

BEAUDEN | Southland 14 November; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow up - Bostonian

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:41 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

Canterbury Racing - 11 November 2017

Race 7 AL BASTI EQUIWORLD 45 TH NZ 2000 GUINEAS (1600m)

Trainer T Pike advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding adding that he has now been sent for a spell.

Follow up - The Macallan

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:40 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

Waipa Racing Club - 8 November 2017

Race 7 CAL ISUZU 1400

Trainer T Pike advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding adding that he has now been sent for a brief spell.

Follow up - Maid Of Steel

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:39 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:39 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 7 November 2017

Race 6 CARBINE CLUB TROPHY

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

Stewards Follow-Up - BELMONT'S GREATEST

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:25 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:26 PM ]

Trainer C Ferguson advised Stewards on 16 November that BELMONT'S GREATEST has been treated for a virus since last racing at Wyndham on 12 November and is being given a brief freshen up before resuming.

Stewards Follow-Up - ALOKA

posted Nov 15, 2017, 4:42 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 4:42 PM ]

Trainer N McGrath advised Stewards on 16 November that ALOKA was found to be suffering from a virus following its performance at Addington on 3 November with this since being treated. Mr McGrath further advised that the colt has worked well in preparation for its engagement on Show Day.

Stewards Update - MUSCULUS

posted Nov 15, 2017, 2:07 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 2:07 PM ]

Trainer P Iggo advised Stewards on 15 November that MUSCULUS had sucked wind in its preliminary and during its race at Addington on Tuesday. In an attempt to curb this tendency the gelding will pre race warm up before its upcoming engagements.

Stewards Follow-Up - MADDI'S REBEL

posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:25 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:25 PM ]

Trainer C Dalgety advised Stewards on 14 November that blood tests taken from MADDI'S REBEL have revealed minor abnormalities in the white cell count with the filly being treated. Mr Dalgety added that she will now be given a brief freshen up.

Stewards Follow-Up - FLYIN MILLY MAC

posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:21 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:21 PM ]

Trainer C Dalgety advised Stewards on 14 November that blood tests taken from FLYIN MILLY MAC have revealed minor abnormalities in the white cell count with the filly being treated. Mr Dalgety added that she will now be given a brief freshen up.

Stewards Follow-Up - ARGYLE BEACH

posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:07 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:09 PM ]

Trainer J Adams advised Stewards on 14 November that blood tests taken from ARGYLE BEACH following its disappointing performance at Wyndham on 12 November have revealed muscle tie-up with this currently being treated.

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