NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 2 February 2020

posted Feb 2, 2020, 3:04 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 3:04 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

M McNab | Whakatane 27 January; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 29 January).

R Myers | Taranaki 1 February; careless riding; suspended 8-19 February inclusive.

D Turner | Otago 1 February; failed to make weight (2 charges); suspended 8-16 February inclusive and fined $700.

T Moseley | Otago 1 February; careless riding; suspended 9-16 February inclusive.

W Papier | Otago 1 February; careless riding (2 charges); suspended 9-26 February inclusive. 


Trainer Penalties

K & A Tyler | Otago 1 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $50.

J Luxton | Non raceday dated 20 January; had possession of a syringe and administered a substance by way of injection on raceday; fined $1,000 and costs of $200 to JCA.


Horse Actions/Penalties

COPIAPINO | Hawke’s Bay 29 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

SACRE COEUR | Matamata 2 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Cowden | Manawatu 31 January; careless driving; fined $200.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 31 January; broke driving engagement; fined $200.

M Anderson | Nelson 12 January (heard NZ Metropolitan 31 January); failed to return horse to proper gait; fined $250.

N Rasmussen | North Canterbury Trials 29 January (heard NZ Metropolitan 31 January); used foot as bar; fined $200.

J Alford | NZ Metropolitan 31 January; careless driving; suspended 1-20 February inclusive.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 31 January; careless driving; suspended 3-11 February inclusive.

P Wakelin | Geraldine 1 February; use of whip; suspended 7-20 February inclusive.

C Negus | Geraldine 1 February; breach of push out rule; fined $200. 

R Reekie | Geraldine 1 February; medical clearance required.

N Chilcott | Kapiti Coast 2 February; use of whip; fined $200.

S Dickson | Kapiti Coast 2 February; use of whip; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

A Stuart | Manawatu 31 January; late gear notification; fined $50.

M House | Manawatu 31 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

C Wigg | Manawatu 31 January; colour fee; fined $25.

C Dalgety & N Purdon | Manawatu 31 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G & N Hope | NZ Metropolitan 31 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

A Edge | NZ Metropolitan 31 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

K Kelly | Geraldine 1 February; presented runner with shoes in poor condition; fined $100.

S McMullan | Geraldine 1 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SHEZA BABE | Wyndham 30 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MELTON REACTOR | NZ Metropolitan 31 December; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.

BEAU MAJOR | Geraldine 1 February; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

MR OLYMPUS | Wyndham 2 February; broke in running; must complete trial.


Protests

PHOEBE IMPERIAL | Auckland 13 December; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.

BULLER WHITEBAIT | Manawatu 31 January; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 3rd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

M Grant | Christchurch 30 January; failed to scratch runner by prescribed time denying runner a start; fined $300.


Dog Penalty

PLATINUM PAISLEY | Christchurch 30 January; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.


General

The Auckland GRC meeting of 2 February was abandoned after Race 9 due to safety concerns in regards to the track.