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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 - Week Ending 19 May 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 3:18 AM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

O Bosson | Whangarei 15 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

S Fannin | Otaki-Maori 16 May; excessive use of whip; suspended 20 May - 2 June inclusive.

D Hirini | Otaki-Maori 16 May; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 18 May).

T Harris | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 26 May - 1 June inclusive.

R Elliot | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 24-29 May inclusive.

S Spratt | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 19-30 May inclusive.

D Danis | Waikato 18 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

B Jones | Waikato 18 May; medical clearance required.

D Bradley | Rangitikei 18 May; failed to ride runner to line; suspended 19 May - 12 June inclusive.

D Turner | Rangitikei 18 May; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

P Robson | South Canterbury 17 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.

M & M Pitman | South Canterbury 17 May; late rider declaration; fined $100.

L Latta | Rangitikei 18 May; late rider declaration; fined $50.

G Haigh | Rangitikei 18 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

VINO BELLA | Whangarei 15 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

LINCOLN GREEN | Otaki-Maori 16 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

RIUE’S CRUMPET | Otaki-Maori 16 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

YAMATO NADESHIKO | South Canterbury 17 May; refused to leave barriers; must complete multiple trials.

JUSTNAMETHEPRICE | Waikato 18 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

BRING TO THE BLOCK | Rangitikei 18 May; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

HE’S DONE A RUNNER | Otaki-Maori 16 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D Butcher | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; careless driving; suspended 18-23 May inclusive.

D McGowan | Auckland 17 May; use of whip; fined $300.

R Swain | Gore 18 May; use of whip; fined $250.


Trainer Penalties

J Abernethy | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Berger | Waikato Bay of Plenty; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

N McGrath | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; late gear change; fined $50.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

B Gray | Oamaru 19 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late driver notification; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

PEGASUS HANOVER | Waikato Bay of Plenty; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CLOUD NINE | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; out of position at start; must complete mobile start trial.

ONE MAJIC KENNY | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.

ELLNBAC | Gore 18 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

HARRYDAHORSE | Gore 18 May; broke in running; must complete trial.

LIVE ON SUZIE | Gore 18 May; choked down and retired from race; must complete trial.

CHALBERG | Oamaru 19 May; late scratching on vets advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ALL AMERICAN | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

C K SPUR | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer Penalty

M Robinson | Christchurch 17 May; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

LITTLE TORNADO | Wanganui 17 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 19 May 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 3:17 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 19, 2019, 3:19 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

O Bosson | Whangarei 15 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

S Fannin | Otaki-Maori 16 May; excessive use of whip; suspended 20 May - 2 June inclusive.

D Hirini | Otaki-Maori 16 May; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 18 May).

T Harris | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 26 May - 1 June inclusive.

R Elliot | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 24-29 May inclusive.

S Spratt | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 19-30 May inclusive.

D Danis | Waikato 18 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

B Jones | Waikato 18 May; medical clearance required.

D Bradley | Rangitikei 18 May; failed to ride runner to line; suspended 19 May - 12 June inclusive.

D Turner | Rangitikei 18 May; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

P Robson | South Canterbury 17 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.

M & M Pitman | South Canterbury 17 May; late rider declaration; fined $100.

L Latta | Rangitikei 18 May; late rider declaration; fined $50.

G Haigh | Rangitikei 18 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

VINO BELLA | Whangarei 15 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

LINCOLN GREEN | Otaki-Maori 16 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

RIUE’S CRUMPET | Otaki-Maori 16 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

YAMATO NADESHIKO | South Canterbury 17 May; refused to leave barriers; must complete multiple trials.

JUSTNAMETHEPRICE | Waikato 18 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

BRING TO THE BLOCK | Rangitikei 18 May; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

HE’S DONE A RUNNER | Otaki-Maori 16 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D Butcher | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; careless driving; suspended 18-23 May inclusive.

D McGowan | Auckland 17 May; use of whip; fined $300.

R Swain | Gore 18 May; use of whip; fined $250.


Trainer Penalties

J Abernethy | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Berger | Waikato Bay of Plenty; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

N McGrath | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; late gear change; fined $50.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

B Gray | Oamaru 19 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late driver notification; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

PEGASUS HANOVER | Waikato Bay of Plenty; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CLOUD NINE | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; out of position at start; must complete mobile start trial.

ONE MAJIC KENNY | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.

ELLNBAC | Gore 18 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

HARRYDAHORSE | Gore 18 May; broke in running; must complete trial.

LIVE ON SUZIE | Gore 18 May; choked down and retired from race; must complete trial.

CHALBERG | Oamaru 19 May; late scratching on vets advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ALL AMERICAN | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

C K SPUR | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer Penalty

M Robinson | Christchurch 17 May; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

LITTLE TORNADO | Wanganui 17 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 19 May 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 3:17 AM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

O Bosson | Whangarei 15 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

S Fannin | Otaki-Maori 16 May; excessive use of whip; suspended 20 May - 2 June inclusive.

D Hirini | Otaki-Maori 16 May; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 18 May).

T Harris | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 26 May - 1 June inclusive.

R Elliot | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 24-29 May inclusive.

S Spratt | Waikato 18 May; careless riding; suspended 19-30 May inclusive.

D Danis | Waikato 18 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

B Jones | Waikato 18 May; medical clearance required.

D Bradley | Rangitikei 18 May; failed to ride runner to line; suspended 19 May - 12 June inclusive.

D Turner | Rangitikei 18 May; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

P Robson | South Canterbury 17 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.

M & M Pitman | South Canterbury 17 May; late rider declaration; fined $100.

L Latta | Rangitikei 18 May; late rider declaration; fined $50.

G Haigh | Rangitikei 18 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

VINO BELLA | Whangarei 15 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

LINCOLN GREEN | Otaki-Maori 16 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

RIUE’S CRUMPET | Otaki-Maori 16 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

YAMATO NADESHIKO | South Canterbury 17 May; refused to leave barriers; must complete multiple trials.

JUSTNAMETHEPRICE | Waikato 18 May; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

BRING TO THE BLOCK | Rangitikei 18 May; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

HE’S DONE A RUNNER | Otaki-Maori 16 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D Butcher | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; careless driving; suspended 18-23 May inclusive.

D McGowan | Auckland 17 May; use of whip; fined $300.

R Swain | Gore 18 May; use of whip; fined $250.


Trainer Penalties

J Abernethy | Waikato Bay of Plenty 16 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Berger | Waikato Bay of Plenty; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

N McGrath | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; late gear change; fined $50.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late to present runner on track; fined $100.

B Gray | Oamaru 19 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Smith | Oamaru 19 May; late driver notification; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

PEGASUS HANOVER | Waikato Bay of Plenty; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CLOUD NINE | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; out of position at start; must complete mobile start trial.

ONE MAJIC KENNY | NZ Metropolitan 17 May; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.

ELLNBAC | Gore 18 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

HARRYDAHORSE | Gore 18 May; broke in running; must complete trial.

LIVE ON SUZIE | Gore 18 May; choked down and retired from race; must complete trial.

CHALBERG | Oamaru 19 May; late scratching on vets advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ALL AMERICAN | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

C K SPUR | Auckland 17 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer Penalty

M Robinson | Christchurch 17 May; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

LITTLE TORNADO | Wanganui 17 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Follow up - Ladynadel

posted May 16, 2019, 7:25 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 16, 2019, 7:28 PM ]

Racing Rotorua - 11 May 2019

Race 2 CRAIG THOM MEMORIAL 1560

Trainer A Forsman advised Stewards that the mare underwent a veterinary examination including an endoscopic examination in the days following this race which did not reveal any abnormality, further advising that they were considering adding a nose band for its next start.

Follow up - Jackaroo

posted May 12, 2019, 4:28 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 12, 2019, 4:28 PM ]

Wellington Racing Club - 5 May 2019

Race 7 NICOLETTA CUP (1600 Metres)

Trainer K Gray advised Stewards that the gelding has now been sent for a spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 12 May 2019

posted May 12, 2019, 3:26 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 12, 2019, 3:27 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

T Thornton | Matamata 8 May; careless riding; suspended 16-23 May inclusive.

D Mansour | Matamata 8 May; careless riding; suspended 12-22 May inclusive.

O Bosson | Matamata 8 May; failed to make weight; fined $200.

M Cameron | Matamata 8 May; misconduct; fined $750.

C Burdan | Matamata 8 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M Coleman | Matamata 8 May; medical clearance required.

M McNab | Waikato 4 May (heard Matamata 8 May); failed to make weight; fined $500.

K Veenendaal | Woodville-Pahiatua 9 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

S O’Malley | Woodville-Pahiatua 9 May; medical clearance required.

C Johnson | Ashburton 10 May; careless riding; suspended 13-22 May inclusive.

L Hemi | Ashburton 10 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

R Elliot | Rotorua 11 May; failed to make weight; fined $250.

S Spratt | Rotorua 11 May; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

J Riddell | Rotorua 11 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.


Trainer Penalties

P Pertab | Non raceday dated 6 May; failed to present runner at trials free of prohibited substance; fined $3,000.

S McKee | Rotorua 11 May; late rider declarations; fined $50.

W Hillis | Rotorua 11 May; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

LOCK IT IN | Matamata 8 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CANCELLARA | Matamata 8 May; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

LINCOLN’S SECRET | Woodville-Pahiatua 9 May; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

HOKITIKA SUNSET | Ashburton 10 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

NUCLEAR FUSION | Rotorua 11 May; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

PEACEFUL | Rotorua 11 May; late scratching when found to be lame in left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

AMUN RA | Wairio 12 May; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

QUEEN EL JAY | Wairio 12 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protest

ROCK’N’POP - NICOLE AMY gelding | Matamata trials 19 March; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 2nd.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Armour | Invercargill 4 May (heard Forbury Park 9 May); failed to activate gear; fined $200.

J Cox | Forbury Park 9 May; careless driving; suspended 13-18 May inclusive.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 10 May; careless driving; suspended 18-24 May inclusive.

T Stratford | Winton 11 May; careless driving; fined $325.

G Payne | Timaru 12 May; failed to drive horse to finish; fined $300.

A Stewart | Timaru 12 May; use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties

R Green | Auckland 10 May; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

B McIntyre | Winton 11 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties

GLIDING PAST | Forbury Park 9 May; poor recovery; veterinary clearance required.

IT’S A DEAL | Forbury Park 9 May; late scratching after being injured en route to course; veterinary clearance required.

FRINGEBENEFIT | Forbury Park 9 May; nasal discharge; veterinary clearance required.

LITTLEBITOFLOVE | Auckland 10 May; broke in running; must complete trial.

AMERICAN PRIDE | NZ Metropolitan 10 May; broke and ran off track; must complete trial.

OFFICIALDON | NZ Metropolitan 10 May; soreness to hind quarters; veterinary clearance required.

PERSEVERANCE ROAD | Timaru 12 May; late scratching after falling to track in preliminary; veterinary clearance including ECG required and must complete 2 trials.


Protests

CRACKER HILL | NZ Metropolitan 10 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 3rd.

RASTUSBURN | NZ Metropolitan 10 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer Penalties

L Cole | Palmerston North 6 May; weight offence; fined $100.

R Wales | Christchurch 7 May; weight offence; fined $100.

S & B Evans | Christchurch 7 May; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

D MacMillan | Southland 7 May; made false and misleading statements to Stewards; fined $300.

J Udy & D Cottam | Auckland 12 May; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

BIGTIME WILLOW | Palmerston North 6 May; failed to pursue the lure (3rd offence); stood down for 1 year and must complete trial.

OPAWA LOWIE | Southland 7 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BIGTIME DAISY | Wanganui 8 May; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

SACHA ALLEN | Wanganui 8 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

RIDE THE CLUTCH | Christchurch 10 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 5 May 2019

posted May 5, 2019, 1:12 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 5, 2019, 1:12 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

A Jones | Wanganui 1 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

H McNeill | Riverton 2 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

M Cameron | Counties 3 May; excessive use of whip; suspended 9-16 May inclusive.

H McNeill | Counties 3 May; failed to make weight; fined $200.

H McNeill | Counties 3 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

N Downs | Counties 3 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

M McNab | Counties 3 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

T Harris | Counties 3 May; failed to make weight; fined $200.

B Lammas | Waikato 4 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

J Seivwright | Waikato 4 May; medical clearance required.

C Campbell | Canterbury 4 May; careless riding; suspended 5-16 May inclusive.

T Newman | Wellington 5 May; excessive use of whip; fined $500.


Trainer Penalty

R Tanner | Counties 3 May; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MEDINI | Wanganui 1 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MARKWOOD | Waikato 4 May; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

TRUMP THAT | Waikato 4 May; jumped poorly throughout; must complete hurdle trial.

BEACHED AS BRO | Waikato 4 May; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

FEELIN THE LOVE | Canterbury 4 May; late scratching after being injured en route to track; veterinary clearance required.

CLARA | Canterbury 4 May; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

FUNNY FACE | Canterbury 4 May; distressed following race; veterinary clearance required.

SO BRAZEN | Canterbury 4 May; late scratching when found to be lame at barriers; veterinary clearance required.

STYLISH SUGGESTION | Wellington 5 May; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.


Protest

PATSYS LASS | Counties 3 May; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Alford | Wairarapa 30 April; out of position at start; fined $100.

G Martin | Manawatu 2 May; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

B Butcher | Manawatu 2 May; careless driving; fined $250.

D Morrison | Manawatu 2 May; use of whip; fined $200.

J Gray | NZ Metropolitan 3 May; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

S Ottley | NZ Metropolitan 3 May; use of whip; suspended 6-11 May inclusive and fined $750.

B Barclay | Invercargill 4 May; careless driving; suspended 12-25 May inclusive.

K Larsen | Invercargill 4 May; use of whip; fined $300.

C Markham | Rangiora 7 April (heard Rangiora 5 May); use of whip; fined $200.

J Sheenan | Rangiora 5 May; drove in a manner likely to cause interference; suspended 6 May - 2 June inclusive and fined $150.

Trainer Penalties

P Fleming | Wairarapa 30 April; late to present runner on to track; fined $100.

S Dickson | Manawatu 2 May; late gear notification; fined $50.

M House | Auckland 3 May; late gear notification; fined $50.

S Telfer | Auckland 3 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

D Love | NZ Metropolitan 3 May; colour fee; fined $25.

M Kerr | Rangiora 5 May; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

LUNDQVIST | Manawatu 2 May; broke in running; must complete trial.

THE DUDE | NZ Metropolitan 3 May; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

DIDJABRINGTHEBEERS | NZ Metropolitan 3 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

GOTTA GOOD LOOKER | Invercargill 4 May; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

TAD LINCOLN | Invercargill 4 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

HURRICANE BANNER | Invercargill 4 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

LYDIA | Rangiora 5 May; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

DOLLY JONES | Rangiora 5 May; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

MICKEY JAY | Rangiora 5 May; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

DOLLY P | Rangiora 5 May; out of position at start; must complete mobile start trial.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalty

PONTIAC PAT | Christchurch 3 May; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.


Follow up - Let's Do This

posted May 1, 2019, 3:34 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated May 1, 2019, 3:35 PM ]

Avondale Jockey Club - 25 April 2019

Race 2 Auckland Alarms 1200

Trainer N Tiley advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the filly following this race and it is his intention to add blinkers to LET’S DO THIS for its next start.

Stewards Follow-Up - TEMPORALE

posted Apr 30, 2019, 2:49 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 2:49 PM ]

Trainer T Herlihy advised Stewards on 1 May that TEMPORALE has had blood tests and veterinary checks undertaken following the gelding's performance in the Anzac Cup last week with these revealing no abnormalities. Mr Herlihy added that TEMPORALE has worked well in preparation for the Rowe Cup this Friday and in his opinion would improve with last week's run.

Stewards Follow-Up - MARCOOLA

posted Apr 30, 2019, 2:34 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 2:34 PM ]

Trainer K Ford advised Stewards on 1 May that blood tests taken from MARCOOLA after its Anzac Cup performance revealed no abnormalities. Mr Ford added that the horse has worked well this week and will have sliding blinds added to its gear for the Rowe Cup on Friday.

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