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 11 November 2018

posted Nov 11, 2018, 12:13 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 12:13 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

V Colgan | Auckland 6 November; careless riding; suspended 14-20 November inclusive.

L Allpress | Auckland 6 November; careless riding; suspended 11-16 November inclusive.

J Riddell | Auckland 6 November; careless riding; suspended 12-28 November inclusive.

C Lammas | Auckland 6 November; failed to make weight; fined $100.

C Lammas | Auckland 6 November; medical clearance required.

O Bosson | Auckland 6 November; medical clearance required.

C Johnson | Otago 6 November; careless riding; suspended 11-16 November inclusive.

Z Bholah | Otago 6 November; careless riding; suspended 9-14 November inclusive.

R Beeharry | Otago 6 November; careless riding; suspended 11-16 November inclusive.

A Morgan | Canterbury 10 November; excessive use of whip; suspended 11-29 November inclusive.

S Rusof | Canterbury 10 November; failed to make weight; fined $200.

J Riddell | Hawke’s Bay 11 November; careless riding; suspended 29 November - 8 December inclusive.

D Mansour | Hawke’s Bay 11 November; medical clearance required.

S O’Malley | Hawke’s Bay 11 November; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

M Moroney & P Gerard | Waikato 10 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.

A Scott & L O’Sullivan | Waikato 10 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

NOBLE STAR | Auckland 6 November; late scratching when found to be lame in left leg; veterinary clearance required.

DE NIRO | Auckland 6 November; bled for 2nd time; stood down from racing in New Zealand.

DECADES | Auckland 6 November; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

DOCKET | Otago 6 November; late scratching after failing to load; must complete trial.

THE PUBLICAN | Otago 6 November; lost chance at start; must complete trial.

ISKANDER | Avondale 7 November; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

PLEADINGGUILTY | Waikato 10 November; late scratching after becoming fractious in barriers; must complete trial.

BLUE ON BLACK | Waikato 10 November; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

IRISH CALL | Canterbury 10 November; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

PUBLICIST | Canterbury 10 November; laceration to left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

LORD SNOW | Canterbury 10 November; late scratching after failing to load; must complete trial.


Harness


Driver Penalties

E Barron | Wyndham 11 November; use of whip; fined $200.

C Lee | Wyndham 11 November; use of whip; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties

C & J Kennett | Kurow 19 August (heard Oamaru 23 September); presented horse in an unfit condition; fined $400.

E Latimer | Forbury Park 8 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

A Donnelly | Waikato Bay of Plenty 9 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Paynter | Waikato Bay of Plenty 9 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Brown | Wyndham 11 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties

MCLAREN | Forbury Park 8 November; late scratching after refusing to go to start; must complete trial.

JAMIESON SHARD | Waikato Bay of Plenty 9 November; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

THISLADYROCKS | Wyndham 11 November; broke in running; must complete trial.


General

The Rangiora HRC meeting scheduled for 9 November was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

K Gommans | Palmerston North 5 November; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

ZARA JINX | Wanganui 7 November; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.


Follow up - Spindle

posted Nov 9, 2018, 3:47 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 3:48 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 6 November 2018

Race 3 NZ Chinese Jockey Club 1200

Trainer S Mckee advised Stewards that the mare had blood tests and an endoscopic examination upon return to his stable which revealed a respiratory issue, further advising SPINDLE has received treatment and will have a quiet week before resuming her campaign.

Follow up - Smart Dragon

posted Nov 9, 2018, 3:32 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 3:32 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 6 November 2018

Race 8 Carbine Club Trophy (1600 metres)

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

Follow up - Handfull

posted Nov 9, 2018, 3:31 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 3:31 PM ]

Feilding Jockey Club - 3 November 2018

Race 1 FEILDING HOTEL 1400 (1400 Metres)

Trainer S Brown advised Stewards that in the days following this race the gelding underwent blood tests which revealed it to be suffering from a virus which has subsequently been treated.  S Brown further added that it is his intention to freshen HANDFULL prior to racing next.

Follow up - Dama Zorro

posted Nov 9, 2018, 3:29 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 3:39 PM ]

Racing Tauranga - 3 November 2018

Race 5 MILLS REEF WINERY (1300 metres)

Trainer D Greene advised Stewards that the mare underwent a veterinary examination upon return to his stable which revealed muscle lameness in its hind quarters, adding that it has now been sent for a spell.

Follow up - Shesonfire

posted Nov 9, 2018, 3:15 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 3:15 PM ]

Waipa Racing Club - 31st October 2018

Race 7 NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE

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

Follow Up - PICK ME UP IN RIO

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:27 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 8:28 PM ]

Banks Peninsula Racing Club - 4 November 2018

Race 10 Famous Grouse Hotel 1600

Trainer K James advised Stewards that in the days following this race the filly underwent a further veterinary examination which did not reveal any abnormality, adding that it is his intention to give her one more start before sending her for a spell.

NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 4 November 2018

posted Nov 4, 2018, 12:01 AM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

J Bayliss | Waipa 31 October; changed riding boots after weighing out; fined $250.

A Goindasamy | Waipa 31 October; medical clearance required.

T Moseley | Gore 1 November; use of whip; suspended 7-13 November inclusive.

K Mudhoo | Gore 1 November; careless riding; suspended 7-15 November inclusive.

H Parkes | Taranaki 2 November; careless riding; suspended 9-15 November inclusive.

R Hannam | Taranaki 2 November; careless riding; suspended 9-15 November inclusive.

C O’Beirne | Taranaki 2 November; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 3 November).

A Goindasamy | Waipa 31 October (heard Tauranga 3 November); careless riding; suspended 8-14 November inclusive.

L Innes | Tauranga 3 November; careless riding; suspended 11-16 November inclusive.

C Lammas | Tauranga 3 November; medical clearance required.

R Hannam | Feilding 3 November; careless riding; suspended 16-23 November inclusive.

J Lowry | Banks Peninsula 4 November; careless riding; suspended 7-13 November inclusive.

K Chowdhoory | Banks Peninsula 4 November; careless riding; suspended 11-16 November inclusive.

J Laking | Banks Peninsula 4 November; excessive use of whip; fined $500.


Trainer Penalty

P Pascoe | Taranaki 2 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

TILDY | Waipa 31 October; late scratching after refusing to enter barriers; must complete trial.

HABIT MY WAY | Taranaki 2 November; sore left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

BUSH WHACKED | Taranaki 2 November; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

PLATINUM VOLOS | Feilding 3 November; refused to leave barriers; must complete multiple trials.

CAFE CULTURE | Feilding 3 November; bled for 2nd time; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

ARIDITY | Feilding 3 November; late scratching after getting down in float; veterinary clearance required.

HEARTOHEART | Banks Peninsula 4 November; sore right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

CEE SHARP | Banks Peninsula 4 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SHOCKTILLYOUDROP | Banks Peninsula 4 November; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

GIFTED | Banks Peninsula 4 November; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

KAURI COVE | Gore 1 November; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Ottley | Kaikoura 29 October; careless driving; suspended 5-11 November inclusive.

N Rasmussen | Kaikoura 29 October; use of whip; fined $300.

J Abernethy | Manawatu 1 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

J Abernethy | Auckland 2 November; use of whip; fined $200.

S Argue | Auckland 2 November; use of whip; fined $200.

N Rasmussen | NZ Metropolitan 2 November; use of whip; fined $1,000.

A Lethaby | NZ Metropolitan 2 November; careless driving; fined $250.

D Keast | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; suspended 4-15 November inclusive.

J Versteeg | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; fined $200.

P Wakelin | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; fined $300.

G Shand | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; fined $300.

S Payne | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; fined $300.

N Purdon | Timaru 3 November; use of whip; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties

M House | Manawatu 30 October; incorrect gear; fined $100.

T & G Chmiel | Timaru 3 November; failed to affix bandages so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G & N Hope | Timaru 3 November; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

HIT THE SKY | Kaikoura 29 October; late scratching after being injured en route to course; veterinary clearance required.

ED WOOD | Kaikoura 29 October; broke in running; must complete trial.

THE KAPITI EXPRESS | Manawatu 1 November; broke in running; must complete trial.

WAR HERO | NZ Metropolitan 2 November; broke at start; must complete mobile trial.

ZEDDIE MARIT | Timaru 3 November; broke in running; must complete trial.

ERASER | Timaru 3 November; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

THE GO TO MAN | Timaru 3 November; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

D Kettlewell | Non raceday dated 29 October; misconduct; fined $250.

C Morris | Wanganui 31 October; weight offence; fined $100.

S Whittaker | Waikato 1 November; failed to catch runner as arranged; fined $50.

D Ray | Waikato 1 November; failed to catch runner as arranged; fined $50.


Follow up - Demonetization

posted Oct 31, 2018, 4:10 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 4:10 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 27 October 2018

Race 5 Logistics Group 1600

Trainer N Tiley advised Stewards that in the days following this race the horse underwent further veterinary examination including blood tests which did not reveal any abnormality, adding it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation. 

Follow up - Tiptronic

posted Oct 31, 2018, 3:57 PM by Brady Jones   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 3:57 PM ]

Auckland Racing Club - 27 October 2018

Race 7 South Auckland Racing Club Cup (1400 metres)

Trainer G Richardson advised Stewards that he was satisfied with the recovery of the gelding and it is his intention to continue on with its current preparation.

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