NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 18 March 2018

posted Mar 18, 2018, 1:29 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 18, 2018, 4:31 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S Rusof | South Waikato 14 March; careless riding; suspended 18-28 March inclusive.

S Wynne | Ashburton 15 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 6-18 April inclusive.

B Murray | Ashburton 15 March; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

M McNab | Wellington 17 March; careless riding; suspended 22 March - 6 April inclusive and fined $500.

H Andrew | Wellington 17 March; medical clearance required.

M McNab | Wellington 17 March; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

A Sharrock | Egmont 12 March; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

STARBRO | Egmont 12 March; late scratching after refusing to go to start; must complete trial.

INTO THE GROOVE | South Waikato 14 March; late scratching when found to be lame in left foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

AUGUSTACE | Ashburton 15 March; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

RUSALKA | Te Aroha 16 March; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

BRONSTEEL | Wellington 17 March; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Doody | Manawatu 15 March; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

A Lethaby | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; careless driving; suspended 19-26 March inclusive.

K Cox | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

B McLellan | Non raceday dated 5 March; failed to drive horse out to finish; suspended 18 March - 5 April inclusive.

K Barclay | Wyndham 17 March; out of position at dispatch; fined $100.

C Lee | Wyndham 17 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

N Williamson | Wyndham 17 March; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

B McLellan | Wyndham 17 March; out of position at dispatch; fined $100.

P Butcher | Auckland 23 February (heard Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 March); misconduct; fined $600.

K Marshall | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 March; drove in a manner likely to cause interference; fined $250.

M McKendry | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 March; late on to track; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

K Townley | Non raceday dated 12 March; presented horse with prohibited substance in system; fined $7,000.

B Hutton | Manawatu 13 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Neill | Manawatu 13 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

L White | Manawatu 15 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

P Bagrie | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Schumacher | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

CRUSHER COLLINS | Wyndham 17 March; refused to address barrier and took no part; must complete trial.

ME AND MY EXCUSES | Wyndham 17 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

BARDOT | Wyndham 17 March; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

SAVITSKAYA | Waikato Bay of Plenty 18 March; reared and fell at start; must complete trial.

KIWI HEIR | Banks Peninsula 18 March; broke at start losing chance; must complete standing start trial.


Protests

WELL DEFINED | Geraldine 3 February; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

FLYIN MANDY | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

TIME FOR DIAMONDS | Banks Peninsula 18 March; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 3rd.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalties

GO GUNNA | Southland 13 March; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BIGTIME IVO | Wanganui 14 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

DISOBEDIENCE | Christchurch 16 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

LIGHT ‘EM ELSA | Tokoroa 18 March; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.


General

Races 1 and 8 at Southland GRC meeting of 13 March were declared No Races after the lure was adjudged to be too close to the leading Greyhound.

Races 9-15 at Southland GRC meeting of 13 March were abandoned due to lure problems.


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