NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 14 January 2018

posted Jan 14, 2018, 1:06 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 1:07 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Satherley | Matamata 12 January; careless riding; suspended 18-24 January inclusive.

V Colgan | Wellington 13 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 21 January - 2 February inclusive and fined $750.

J Waddell | Wellington 13 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 21-31 January inclusive and fined $600.

J Riddell | Auckland 14 January; failed to make weight; fined $200.


Horse Action/Penalty

NICOLETTA | Wellington 13 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Westland RC meeting scheduled for 10 January was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.

The Kumara RC meeting scheduled for 13 January was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

R Cameron | Oamaru 10 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

S O’Reilly | Oamaru 10 January; careless driving; fined $300.

D Dunn | Northern Southland 11 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

F Schumacher | Waikato Bay of Plenty 12 January; careless driving; fined $250.

R May | Rangiora 7 January (heard Nelson 12 January); careless driving; fined $300.

R May | Nelson 12 January; allowed runner to be in advance of mobile gate at start; suspended 18-21 January inclusive.

A Fitzgerald | Nelson 12 January; failed to activate hopple shorteners; fined $100.

B Hope | Nelson 12 January; careless driving; fined $450.


Trainer Penalties

M Jones | Oamaru 10 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

A & L Neal | Waikato Bay of Plenty 12 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Pash | Nelson 12 January; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

S Telfer | Waikato Bay of Plenty 13 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

NEVERNEVERLAND | Oamaru 10 January; late scratching after refusing to go to start; must complete trial.

GUNSLINGER BROMAC | Northern Southland 11 January; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

MEGAGEM | Nelson 12 January; late scratching on veterinary advice when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

MORVEN LASS | Nelson 12 January; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

CARLAW PARK | Waikato Bay of Plenty 13 January; displaced soft palate; veterinary clearance required.

I’M SICK OF EXCUSES | Nelson 14 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protests

ARCANO | Nelson 12 January; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

TOBRUK | Waikato Bay of Plenty 13 January; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalties

ZULU JASPER | Christchurch 9 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

JITTERBUG JEWEL | Christchurch 9 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

POOTIE GO BLITZ | Wanganui 10 January; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ALF TUPPER | Waikato 11 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CAWBOURNE CHOPS | Waikato 11 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

IF IT FITZ | Wanganui 12 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.