NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 15 March 2020

posted Mar 15, 2020, 12:41 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 12:41 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

M Kareem | South Waikato 11 March; careless riding; suspended 15-26 March inclusive.

A Balloo | Ashburton 12 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 13-23 March inclusive.

R Beeharry | Ashburton 12 March; careless riding; suspended 13-28 March inclusive.

A Goindasamy | Tauranga 14 March; careless riding; suspended 22-28 March inclusive.

C Burdan | Tauranga 14 March; careless riding; suspended 15-22 March inclusive.

M Hashizume | Tauranga 14 March; medical clearance required.

J Waddell | Wellington 14 March; careless riding; suspended 15-29 March inclusive and fined $1,500.

T Thornton | Wellington 14 March; medical clearance required.

R Hannam | Woodville-Pahiatua 15 March; careless riding; suspended 23-29 March inclusive.

K Asano | Woodville-Pahiatua 15 March; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

S Marsh | Tauranga 14 March; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $50.

D Guy | Tauranga 14 March; late rider declaration; fined $50.  


Horse Actions/Penalties

NATHAN DETROIT | Ashburton 12 March; laceration to leg; veterinary clearance required.

HE’S GOLD | Ashburton 12 March; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

JACK THE LASS | Tauranga 14 March; late scratching after rearing in barriers; must complete trial.

HEART OF STONE | Wellington 14 March; late scratching after becoming cast over back of gate; must complete trial.

KICK START | Wellington 14 March; lost chance at start; must complete trial.


General

The Te Aroha JC meeting scheduled for 13 March was abandoned due to lack of nominations.


Harness


Driver Penalties

F Schumacher | Manawatu 12 March; failed to affix chin strap; fined $200.

J Cox | NZ Metropolitan 14 February (heard NZ Metropolitan 13 March); dangerous driving; suspended 9 March - 18 April inclusive.

P Court | NZ Metropolitan 13 March; use of whip; fined $200.

R Houghton | Banks Peninsula 15 March; use of whip; suspended 16 March - 15 May inclusive.

J Young-Grant | Banks Peninsula 15 March; failed to return runner to correct gait; fined $250.

G Hunt | Banks Peninsula 15 March; use of whip; fined $200.

K Cox | Banks Peninsula 15 March; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

L Dobbs | Banks Peninsula 15 March; unnecessary use of whip; fined $300. 


Trainer Penalty

M House | Wanganui 10 March; late gear notification; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ARDEN’S ACE | Wyndham 14 March; unacceptable barrier manners; must complete trial.

THE RHYTHM OF LIFE | Banks Peninsula 15 March; refused to begin; must complete standing start trial.

CALL THIS FUN | Banks Peninsula 15 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ONE TWO MENNY | NZ Metropolitan 13 March; excessive galloping in running; disqualified from 5th.

ALADDIN SANE | NZ Metropolitan 13 March; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 5th.

SUNNIVUE PHILEAH | Wyndham 14 March; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

ARDEN’S ACE | Wyndham 14 March; unacceptable barrier manners; declared a non runner. 


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

M Flipp | Non raceday dated 12 March; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance; fined $2,000.


Protest

SCOOBASI | Wanganui 20 December; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 8th.