NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 25 February 2018

posted Feb 25, 2018, 12:50 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 12:50 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

O Bosson | Avondale 21 February; failed to make weight; fined $200.

C Johnson | Wairoa 22 February; double riding engagement; fined $500.

A Morgan | Canterbury 23 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 24 February - 7 March inclusive.

T Moseley | Canterbury 23 February; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

V Colgan | Matamata 24 February; careless riding; suspended 4-16 March inclusive and fined $750.

L Satherley | Matamata 24 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 25 February - 8 March inclusive.

J Waddell | Matamata 24 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 4-15 March inclusive.

J Riddell | Matamata 24 February; careless riding; suspended 4-15 March inclusive.

C Johnson | Otaki-Maori 24 February; careless riding; suspended 4-14 March inclusive.

R Elliot | Wairoa 25 February; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

L & R Didham | Canterbury 23 February; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

OUR MCKAY | Avondale 21 February; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

ZAVISTIC | Avondale 21 February; bled for 2nd time; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

LADY DAVONE | Canterbury 23 February; late scratching after rearing over in barrier; must complete trial.

SMART THINKING | Matamata 24 February; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

UGO FOSCOLO | Matamata 24 February; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

I GOT YOU | Matamata 24 February; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

KAIRANGA LAD | Otaki-Maori 24 February; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

MATT CAIN | Wairoa 25 February; ruptured tendon; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Neal | Waikato Bay of Plenty 22 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

N Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; broken diving engagement; fined $250.

S O’Reilly | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; careless driving; suspended 3-11 March inclusive.

C Purvis | Waikouaiti 24 February; medical clearance required.

K Butt | Waikouaiti 24 February; allowed runner to strike pylons; fined $100.

M Anderson | Waikouaiti 24 February; out of position at start; fined $100.

A Kyle | Waikouaiti 24 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

C DeFilippi | Ashburton 25 February; breach of push out rule; suspended 5-11 March inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

M Berger | Waikato Bay of Plenty 22 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

P & V Blanchard | Auckland 23 February; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $100.

L Prendergast | Waikouaiti 24 February; colour fee; fined $25.

M Purdon & N Rasmussen | Ashburton 25 February; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $100.

B Mowbray | Ashburton 25 February; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MR MAJESTIC | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; bled for 2nd time; stood down for 90 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

RUTHLESS KAYLA | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required (subsequently produced on 25 February) .

UNICO ENCHANTRESS | Waikouaiti 24 February; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

KRATOS | Auckland 23 February; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 3rd.

TRICKY RIC | Auckland 23 February; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

DOFF YOUR CAP | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

CARLTON | NZ Metropolitan 23 February; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

FRANCO HATTON | Ashburton 25 February; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

The Waikouaiti TC meetings scheduled for 22 and 24 February were postponed until 24 and 26 February respectively.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

E Duganzich | Wanganui 21 February; late to kennel runner; fined $50.

J McInerney | Wanganui 21 February; weight offence; fined $100.

F McPhee | Waikato 22 February; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.

G Farrell | Waikato 22 February; failed to catch runner as arranged; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

IMAGINE DRAGON | Waikato 22 February; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial (subsequently found to have serious injury with stand down rescinded).

ZARA STORM | Waikato 22 February; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

SAVING LOTS | Christchurch 23 February; failed to pursue the lure (3rd offence); stood down for 1 year and must complete trial.


General

The Christchurch GRC meeting scheduled for 20 February was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.