NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 24 December 2017

posted Dec 24, 2017, 1:24 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 24, 2017, 1:25 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

G Cooksley | Whangarei 19 December; careless riding; suspended 22-27 December inclusive.

S Spratt | Whangarei 19 December; careless riding; suspended 27-31 December inclusive.

L Innes | Whangarei 19 December; excessive use of whip; fined $350.

S O’Malley | Levin 21 December; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

M McNelis | Levin 21 December; medical clearance required.

R Beeharry | Ashburton 22 December; careless riding; suspended 27 December - 1 January inclusive.

R Elliot | Waikato 23 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 29 December - 3 January inclusive.

H Marzuki | Waikato 23 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

S Spratt | Waikato 23 December; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

J Nason | Waikato 23 December; medical clearance required.

L Hemi | Manawatu 23 December; medical clearance required.

D Turner | Manawatu 23 December; careless riding; suspended 28 December - 2 January inclusive.

S McKay | Manawatu 23 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 28 December - 6 January inclusive and fined $750.

R Cuneen | Tapanui 24 December; careless riding; suspended 29 December - 7 January inclusive.

D Bothamley | Tapanui 24 December; failed to make weight; fined $200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

PERROQUET | Matamata 20 December; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

ELETTRA | Matamata 20 December; reared at start; must complete trial.

ROYAL TOUCH | Matamata 20 December; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

NAPLES | Matamata 20 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SNIP | Matamata 20 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CONJURING | Matamata 20 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

LOVETHEFEELING | Levin 21 December; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete trial.

HERINGAWE | Levin 21 December; atrial fibrillation; must complete trial in presence of veterinary surgeon.

KACHHI | Waikato 23 December; cut heel; veterinary clearance required.

RINGO | Manawatu 23 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

MRS GEE EYE | Tapanui 24 December; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.


Protests

DANDEEDEE | Levin 21 December; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

DRUMSTORM | Tapanui 24 December; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.


General

Starter K Price | Tapanui 24 December; added gear when not authorised; fined $100.


Harness


Driver Penalties

P Williamson | Forbury Park 21 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

R Swain | Winton 17 December (heard Forbury Park 21 December); excessive use of whip; fined $200.

C Negus | NZ Metropolitan 22 December; drove in a manner that diminished chances; suspended 23 December - 2 March inclusive and fined $200.

M Stratford | NZ Metropolitan 22 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 23 December - 16 February inclusive and fined $200.

R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 22 December; careless driving; fined $500.

J Whittaker | NZ Metropolitan 22 December; drove with foot out of footrest; fined $100.

M Anderson | Wairio 23 December; started from incorrect position; fined $400.

N Purdon | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; miscounted rounds; fined $750.


Trainer Penalties

J & J Dickie | Auckland 22 December; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

B Wallace | Wairio 23 December; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

F Mitchell | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

STAR RULER | Forbury Park 21 December; soft palate displacement; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

JUST WISH | Wairio 23 December; made abnormal breathing noises; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

ARDENT LUSTRE | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

HEZALUCKYGRINNER | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; respiratory distress; veterinary clearance required.

JOHNNY PODRES | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.


Protests

PYRAMID MAGIC | Wairio 23 December; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

SEQUOIA | Waikato Bay of Plenty 24 December; excessive galloping in running; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

D Edlin | Wanganui 20 December; late to kennel runners; fined $50.

G Clarke | Non raceday dated 19 December; misconduct; disqualified 19 December 2017 - 18 January 2019.

S & B Evans | Christchurch 22 December; incorrect nomination; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

CHAIR UP | Wanganui 22 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

AMY BOY | Christchurch 22 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MITCHAM FAYE | Christchurch 22 December; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

LIGHT ‘EM NASH | Waikato 24 December; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.