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 - IDEAL INVASION

posted May 22, 2018, 4:23 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 22, 2018, 4:23 PM ]

Trainer J Clementson advised Stewards on 21 May that IDEAL INVASION was treated for a nasal discharge after racing at Oamaru last Sunday.

Stewards Follow-Up - NAHOLO

posted May 22, 2018, 4:15 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 22, 2018, 4:15 PM ]

Trainer B Hill advised Stewards on 23 May that NAHOLO has recovered well after its performance at Addington last Friday where the gelding choked down. Mr Hill added that there are no signs of any soreness adding that NAHOLO will most likely return to the trials before resuming.

Stewards Follow-Up - MAD LU LI

posted May 22, 2018, 4:08 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 22, 2018, 4:08 PM ]

Trainer K Cox advised Stewards on 22 May that MAD LU LI has been treated for muscle tie-up following its performance at Addington last week.

Stewards Follow-Up - ELLE MAC

posted May 22, 2018, 4:00 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 22, 2018, 4:01 PM ]

The Purdon/Rasmussen stable informed Stewards on 23 May that blood tests taken from ELLE MAC have shown that the filly has a slight virus and is suffering from muscle tie-up. This is currently being treated with further blood tests being taken later this week.

Stewards Follow-Up - DIBABA

posted May 22, 2018, 3:54 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 22, 2018, 3:55 PM ]

Co-Trainer T Chmiel advised Stewards on 23 May that blood tests taken from DIBABA have shown that the filly was suffering from slight stress following its performance at Addington last week. Mr Chmiel added that DIBABA has had a brief freshener and worked well this morning in continuation with its Jewels preparation.

Follow up - Electrode

posted May 21, 2018, 7:15 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 21, 2018, 7:15 PM ]

Wairarapa Racing Club - 17 May 2018

Race 2 PRINTCRAFT & DESIGN HIVE R65 1000 (1000 metres)

 Trainer A Forsman advised Stewards that in the days following this race the filly had recovered well showing no signs of lameness. 

Follow up - Gallante

posted May 21, 2018, 6:42 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 21, 2018, 6:42 PM ]

Waikato Racing Club - 19 May 2018

Race 1 FAIRVIEW MOTORS 2100

Trainer G Rogerson advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it was his intention to freshen GALLANTE prior to racing next.

Follow up - Havataste

posted May 21, 2018, 6:41 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 21, 2018, 6:41 PM ]

Wairarapa Racing Club - 17 May 2018

Race 7 FRESH CHOICE GREYTOWN BUTCHERY MAIDEN HIGHWEIGHT 1600 (1600 metres)

Trainer L de Lautour advised Stewards that the gelding has undergone treatment since its performance in this race and would now be sent for a spell.

Follow up - Grand Mayson

posted May 21, 2018, 6:40 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 21, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

Wairarapa Racing Club - 17 May 2018

Race 3 FRESH CHOICE GREYTOWN MAIDEN 3YO 1400 (1400 metres)

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

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 20 May 2018

posted May 20, 2018, 4:06 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 20, 2018, 4:07 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

A Goindasamy | Whangarei 16 May; careless riding; suspended 20 May - 13 June inclusive.

M Kareem | Whangarei 16 May; careless riding; suspended 20-27 May inclusive.

J Fawcett | Whangarei 16 May; careless riding; suspended 20-31 May inclusive.

A Calder | Whangarei 16 May; medical clearance required.

R Stam | Wairarapa 17 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

L Allpress | Canterbury 18 May; careless riding; suspended 21-30 May inclusive.

M Coleman | Waikato 19 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

G Walsh | Waikato 19 May; medical clearance required.

S Houston | Waikato 19 May; medical clearance required.

T Wenn | Waikato 19 May; medical clearance required.


Horse Actions/Penalties

COSMETIC | Wairarapa 17 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

ELECTRODE | Wairarapa 17 May; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

HAVATASTE | Wairarapa 17 May; lame on pulling up; veterinary clearance required.

ULTRA CHIC | Canterbury 18 May; respiratory distress; veterinary clearance required.

MARZEMINO | Waikato 19 May; late scratching after rearing over in barriers; must complete trial.


General

The Riverton RC meeting of 20 May was abandoned after Race 2 due to visibility problems for the riders.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Neal | Waikato Bay of Plenty 17 May; use of whip; suspended 18 May - 7 June inclusive.

M Parker | Gore 19 May; use of whip; suspended 27 May - 9 June inclusive.

K O’Reilly | Oamaru 20 May; use of whip; fined $500.


Trainer Penalties

D Burrows | Non raceday dated 15 May; presented runner with prohibited substance in system (2 charges); fined $9,000.

G Telfer | Oamaru 20 May; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JUSTAMOLLYARCHER | NZ Metropolitan 18 May; broke at start; must complete trial.

AY BOY | Gore 19 May; late scratching when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

BETTOR ROCK AGAIN | Gore 19 May; late scratching when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

CHANGE UP DULC | Gore 19 May; hopple chafing; veterinary clearance required.

MORVEN LASS | Oamaru 20 May; urinary tract infection; veterinary clearance required.

GORILLA PLAYBOY | Oamaru 20 May; late scratching after rearing and falling twice prior to start; must complete standing start trial.

VALMAGNE | Oamaru 20 May; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

LIGHTWORKOFIT | NZ Metropolitan 2 February; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

LIGHTWORKOFIT | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

R Wales | Otago 15 May; scratched runner without valid reason; fined $150.

J McInerney | Wanganui 16 May; late to kennel runner; fined $50.

S & B Evans | Christchurch 18 May; incorrect rug; fined $50.

Kennel Steward P Munro | Christchurch 18 May; incorrect rug; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

BANSHEE BOY | Wanganui 16 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

DYNA BEVLIN | Auckland 20 May; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Protest

HOMEBUSH CLINT | Christchurch 15 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


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