NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 31 December 2017

posted Dec 31, 2017, 3:13 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 31, 2017, 3:13 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S MacNab | Manawatu 26 December; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

K Mudhoo | Otago 26 December; careless riding; suspended 29 December - 5 January inclusive.

R Cuneen | Otago 26 December; failed to make weight; fined $100.

K Gundowry | Otago 26 December; failed to make weight; fined $100.

T Moseley | Otago 26 December; medical clearance required.

V Colgan | Rotorua 27 December; careless riding; suspended 3-11 January inclusive.

D Prastiyou | Rotorua 27 December; careless riding; suspended 3-10 January inclusive.

R Elliot | Taranaki 27 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 4-13 January inclusive.

P Ormsby | Non raceday dated 19 December; failed to ride trackwork free of prohibited substance; suspended 2 November - 2 May 2018 inclusive and costs of $187.50 to RIU.

J Lowry | South Canterbury 28 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 4-11 January inclusive.

J Fawcett | Auckland 29 December; careless riding; suspended 3-11 January inclusive.

J Fawcett | Stratford 31 December; careless riding; suspended 12-19 January inclusive.

T Johnson | Stratford 31 December; careless riding; suspended 7-12 January inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

GRAND SOLEIL | Auckland 26 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

ONE PRIZE ONE GOAL | Auckland 26 December; ran off on bend; must complete right-handed trial.

PRINCESS RIHANNA | Auckland 26 December; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

LA SOEUR | Manawatu 26 December; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete trial.

ROYAL RUBY | Manawatu 26 December; cardiac arrhythmia; must complete trial in presence of veterinary surgeon.

ODI ET AMO | Otago 26 December; injury to right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

TROY BOY | Otago 26 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

DOCKET | Otago 26 December; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

DEVIL MAY CARE | Taranaki 27 December; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete trial.

RESURRECT | Auckland 29 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

EXCALIFFRAAJ | Taupo 30 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CONTESSA BELLE | Kurow 30 December; tendon injury; veterinary certificate required.

ENTICING | Stratford 31 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

MYSTIGAN | Manawatu 26 December; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C Markham | Westport 26 December; careless driving; suspended 31 December - 21 January inclusive.

J Geddes | Westport 28 December; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

C Markham | Westport 28 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

J Markham | Westport 28 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 31 December - 12 January inclusive.

J Keast | Banks Peninsula 29 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 6-12 January inclusive.

J Cox | Reefton 30 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

B Hope | Reefton 30 December; breach of push out rule; fined $150.


Trainer Penalty

S Matheson | Winton 31 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

CRUSHER COLLINS | Gore 27 December; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

IDEAL INVASION | Reefton 30 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

RAZOR | Reefton 30 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

RED HARBOUR | Reefton 30 December; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

STORM ALERT | Reefton 31 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

DESTINY JONES | Auckland 31 December; late scratching when found to have a septum injury; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

STORM ALERT | Westport 26 December; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 4th.

SUNNY GLENIS | Westport 28 December; caused interference; relegated from 3rd to 4th.

MASTER MERLIN | Waikato Bay of Plenty 29 December; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

ALL AMERICAN | Auckland 31 December; excessive galloping home straight; disqualified from 4th.


General

Race 3 at the Reefton TC meeting of 30 December was abandoned in the interests of safety.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

J McInerney | Southland 27 December; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

IT’S A MUST | Southland 27 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.