NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 10 March 2019

posted Mar 10, 2019, 11:57 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 10, 2019, 11:57 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

J Lowry | Amberley 6 March; careless riding; suspended 11-21 March inclusive.

S O’Malley | Otaki-Maori 8 March; failed to make weight; fined $100.

M Cameron | Auckland 9 March; careless riding; suspended 17-30 March inclusive.

B Murray | Otago 2 March (heard Wyndham 10 March); careless riding; suspended 17-24 March inclusive.

J Fawcett | Wyndham 10 March; careless riding; suspended 15-23 March included.


Trainer Penalties

J & K Parsons | Amberley 6 March; incorrect gear; fined $50.

M Baker & A Forsman | Auckland 9 March; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

RESPIN | Amberley 6 March; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

JAY PEE BEE | Amberley 6 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SUPABLUE | Otaki-Maori 8 March; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

STRATOCASTER | Auckland 9 March; laceration to left cannon; veterinary clearance required.

THE REBEL KNIGHT | Auckland 9 March; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

STRATOCASTER | Auckland 9 March; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

The Avondale JC meeting scheduled for 7 March was abandoned due to insufficient entries.


Harness


Driver Penalties

N Rasmussen | Auckland 8 March; use of whip; suspended 9-30 March inclusive and fined $1,500.

S Reid | Auckland 8 March; use of whip; fined $350.

B Mangos | Auckland 8 March; use of whip; fined $500.

S Lawson | Non raceday dated 5 March; placed bets in races in which he was driving; suspended 15 January 2019 - 31 July 2020 inclusive and fined $8,000.

D Flint | Reefton 10 March; careless driving; suspended 11-31 March inclusive.

A Tomlinson | Reefton 10 March; careless driving; fined $250.

H Clarke | Reefton 10 March; use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties

T Cameron | Waikato Bay of Plenty 6 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Anderson | Forbury Park 7 March; presented without saddlecloth; fined $100.

R Green | Auckland 8 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Holmes | Northern Southland 9 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties

KHAL DRAGO | Westport 8 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

BIGANDME | Northern Southland 9 March; broke in running; must complete trial.

AROCKNATTHEPARK | Reefton 10 March; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

NUI DA BEN  Reefton 10 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

LEMOND | Auckland 8 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

NO FEARS | Westport 8 March; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

M Roberts | Wanganui 8 March; scratched runner with invalid reason; fined $300.


Dog Penalties

TRIPLE WHAT | Palmerston North 4 March; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ODNOC ANKIE | Palmerston North 4 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

BIGTIME PHANTOM | Auckland 7 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

CHILTON CACKLE | Otago 7 March; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.

GOLDSTAR ALASKA | Otago 7 March; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.