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 - VIN SCULLY

posted Feb 21, 2018, 7:13 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 7:13 PM ]

Trainer H Hunter advised Stewards on 22 February that VIN SCULLY has recovered well following its run at Winton last weekend and will return to workouts before resuming.

Stewards Follow-Up - IDEAL BREEZE

posted Feb 21, 2018, 1:18 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

Trainer D Baynes advised Stewards on 22 February that IDEAL BREEZE has recovered well subsequent to its disappointing performance at Winton last week with blood tests showing no irregularities. Mr Baynes further advised that the mare was coming into season and he felt that this may have contributed to the effort adding that she is continuing with her current campaign.

Stewards Follow-Up - THE DORCHESTER

posted Feb 21, 2018, 12:56 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 12:57 PM ]

Trainer M Kerr advised Stewards on 22 February that THE DORCHESTER has recovered well after its performance at Addington on 16 February where it showed a poor recovery rate. Mr Kerr added that the colt will return to trials before resuming.

Stewards Follow-Up - FRIEND

posted Feb 21, 2018, 12:50 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 12:50 PM ]

Trainer P Burrows advised Stewards on 22 February that following its disappointing performance at Addington on 16 February FRIEND has been sent for a spell.

Stewards Follow-Up - MAD LU LI

posted Feb 19, 2018, 3:00 PM by Shane Renault   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 3:01 PM ]

Trainer K Cox advised Stewards on 20 February that blood tests taken from MAD LU LI subsequent to its disappointing performance at Addington on 16 February have revealed a respiratory infection. The mare has since been treated and sent for a short spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 18 February 2018

posted Feb 18, 2018, 1:51 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 18, 2018, 1:51 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

G Jogoo | Canterbury 15 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 18 February - 1 March inclusive.

K Mudhoo | Canterbury 15 February; careless riding; suspended 18 March - 7 March inclusive.

K Mudhoo | Canterbury 15 February; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

J Laking | Canterbury 15 February; careless riding; suspended 18 February - 1 March inclusive.

C Campbell | Canterbury 15 February; careless riding; suspended 18-25 February inclusive.

R Cuneen | Canterbury 15 February; careless riding; suspended 18 February - 1 March inclusive.

J Nason | Auckland 17 February; careless riding; suspended 22 February - 1 March inclusive.

K Williams | Southland 17 February; celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $300.


Trainer Penalty

K O’Riley | Non raceday dated 11 February; did an act detrimental to the interests of racing; disqualified 11 February 2018 - 10 February 2021 inclusive and costs of $500 to JCA.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ACEKINGSUITED | Canterbury 15 February; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

BRAVO SUPREMO | Canterbury 15 February; late scratching after becoming cast in barriers; must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

FIRE LILY | Canterbury 15 February; late scratching with lameness in left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

SARONIC MISS | Canterbury 15 February; late scratching with lacerations to stifles; veterinary clearance required.

BOBBY DAWN | Wanganui 16 February; late scratching after becoming fractious in barriers; must complete trial.

MAGIC CHAI | Auckland 17 February; very slow to leave barriers; must complete trial.


General

The Te Aroha JC meeting scheduled for 14 February was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

R Paynter | Waikato Bay of Plenty 28 January (heard 8 February); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 9 February - 8 June inclusive and fined $350.

D Ferguson | Manawatu 13 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

S Dickson | Manawatu 13 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

S Quill | Manawatu 15 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 24 February - 9 March inclusive.

J Abernethy | Manawatu 15 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

L Chin | Auckland 16 February; failed to start in correct position; fined $400.

N Rasmussen | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

M Purvis | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; medical clearance required.

B Orange | Winton 18 February; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

R Brosnan | Non raceday dated 13 February; failed to present runners free of prohibited substances; fined $19,200 and costs of $500 to JCA.  

T Herlihy | Auckland 16 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

R Todd | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

P Nairn | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; late to present runner onto track; fined $100.

K & T Barron | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B McDonald | Oamaru 17 February; colour fee; fined $25.

P McClelland | Oamaru 17 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

B Williamson | Oamaru 17 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M & D Shirley | Winton 18 February; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

OTO INVASION | Manawatu 15 February; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

HONEYS SON | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

RONALD J | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

DOCTOR BONES | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; lame near hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

HARRIET OF MOT | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

SHOT IN THE DARK | Oamaru 17 February; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

THREE IDEAS | Oamaru 17 February; displayed poor manners prior to start; must complete standing start trial.

MATINEE IDOL | Oamaru 17 February; soft palate issue; veterinary clearance required.

STORMNTAZA | Winton 18 February; fell in running and received severe lacerations; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

EL DINERO | Winton 18 February; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.


Protests

BOPPER JET | Auckland 31 August 2017; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 2nd.

GRENADO | Auckland 31 August 2017; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

OUR PETITE LADY | Auckland 22 September 2017; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

ALL OVER THE STARS | Auckland 16 February; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

SIR HENRY CASTLETON | Auckland 16 February; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

K Fraser | Wanganui 16 February; failed to collect greyhound by prescribed time; fined $50.

A Cleaver | Auckland 18 February; weight offence; fined $100.

C Steele | Auckland 21 December (heard Auckland 18 February); improper conduct towards Steward; fined $300.


Dog Penalties

BIGTIME FORECAST | Palmerston North 12 February; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

GOLDSTAR RAVEN | Otago 13 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BAHAMA GAS | Wanganui 14 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SNIPPY FIRE | Wanganui 14 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

EPIC ROSE | Christchurch 14 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

TREVILLE | Christchurch 15 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

DYNA TREVOR | Christchurch 16 February; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

CALL ME DOLLY | Christchurch 16 February; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

MY RED HERO | Auckland 18 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

Raceday Secretary G Clark | Non raceday dated 10 February; negligent in allocating reserve the wrong box number; fined $150.


Stewards Follow-Up - MY WEE MAN

posted Feb 15, 2018, 11:02 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 11:02 PM ]

Trainer N McGrath advised Stewards on 16 February that blood tests taken from MY WEE MAN subsequent to its disappointing performance in the Amberley Cup on 6 February revealed some abnormalities which have since been treated, with the gelding continuing with its preparation.

Follow-Up - DYNAMIC

posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:38 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 2:38 PM ]

Canterbury Jockey Club - 10 February 2018
Race 6 - RAE RACING PROM QUEEN OPEN (1000m)
 
Co-Trainer Michael Pitman reported that DYNAMIC had recovered well after its run and will continue with its current preparation.

Stewards Follow-Up - MAJOR TROJAN

posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:21 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 2:21 PM ]

Trainer Michael Purdon advised Stewards on 16 February that MAJOR TROJAN has been diagnosed with a fractured cannon bone with the colt being sent for a lengthy spell in consequence. 

Stewards Follow-Up - HE'S LIKE THE WIND

posted Feb 14, 2018, 2:12 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 2:13 PM ]

Trainer G Smith advised Stewards on 15 February that subsequent to its disappointing performance at Methven on 11 February HE'S LIKE THE WIND has been treated for joint soreness and will continue with its current preparation.

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