NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 7 January 2018

posted Jan 7, 2018, 12:16 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 7, 2018, 12:16 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

J Fawcett | Auckland 1 January; careless driving; suspended 20-27 January inclusive.

O Bosson | Auckland 1 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 3-12 January inclusive.

J Parkes | Auckland 1 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 7-19 January and fined $750.

C Johnson | Auckland 1 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

L Innes | Auckland 1 January; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

J Bayliss | Auckland 1 January; celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $500.

T Johnson | Hawke’s Bay 1 January; careless riding; suspended 13-20 January inclusive.

H Marzuki | Hawke’s Bay 1 January; careless riding; suspended 7-20 January inclusive.

H Andrew | Hawke’s Bay 1 January; excessive use of whip; suspended 7-17 January inclusive.

S Weatherley | Tauranga 2 January; careless riding; suspended 5-12 January inclusive.

T Newman | Thames 4 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M Cameron | Whangarei 6 January; careless riding; suspended 7-14 January inclusive.

M Vance | Whangarei 6 January; careless riding; suspended 7-13 January inclusive.

D Hirini | Greymouth 7 January; failed to weigh in; suspended 13 January - 10 February inclusive.

S Wynne | Greymouth 7 January; careless riding; suspended 11-16 January inclusive.

B Murray | Greymouth 7 January; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

S Cole | Whangarei 6 January; neglectful in saddling; fined $200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

COLLABORATE | Auckland 1 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

NINA ARORA | Auckland 1 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

SCRUTINIZE | Tauranga 2 January; refused to leave with field; must complete trial.

MYSTIGAN | Wairarapa 2 January; late scratching after being injured en route to track; veterinary clearance required.

QUIZ | Central Otago 5 January; refused to leave with field; must complete trial.

INDULGENT | Whangarei 6 January; refused to leave with field; must complete trial.

TOORAK TOWER | Whangarei 6 January; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete trial.

DALE | Greymouth 7 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete numerous trials.

FULLY PUMPED | Greymouth 7 January; late scratching after being found to be sore; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

MORSE CODE | Hawke’s Bay 1 January; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 3rd.

PRIZED PINS | Greymouth 7 January; rider failed to weigh in; disqualified from 2nd.


General

The Auckland RC meeting of 1 January was abandoned after Race 9 due to an unsafe track.

The Waikouaiti RC meeting of 1 January was abandoned after Race 1 due to an unsafe track.

The Central Otago RC meeting scheduled for 3 January was postponed until 5 January due to the state of the track.

The Thames JC meeting of 4 January was abandoned after Race 2 due to an unsafe track.

The Otaki-Maori RC meeting scheduled for 5 January was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.

The Marton JC meeting scheduled for 6 January was postponed until 7 January due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

R Sissons | Central Otago 2 January; careless driving; suspended 3 January - 2 April inclusive.

R Allen | Central Otago 2 January; careless driving; suspended 5-10 January inclusive.

S Wigg | Central Otago 2 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

P Williamson | Central Otago 2 January; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

M Anderson | Central Otago 2 January; drove in a manner likely to cause interference; fined $200.

R Rogers | Roxburgh 4 January; breach of push out rule; fined $150.

D McCormick | Roxburgh 4 January; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

B Hutton | Timaru 5 January; careless driving; suspended 6 January - 6 March inclusive and fined $200.

S Ottley | Timaru 5 January; late to present runner to track; fined $100.

A Veint | Wyndham 6 January; careless driving; suspended 7-26 January inclusive.

J Morrison | Wyndham 6 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

H Hunter | Wyndham 6 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

G Smith | Rangiora 7 January; late to present runner to track; fined $100.

R Close | Rangiora 7 January; late to arrive on course; fined $100.

J Dunn | Rangiora 7 January; late to present runner to track; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

L Sinnamon | Central Otago 2 January; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

M Prendergast | Central Otago 2 January; failed to affix bandage so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

R Richardson | Waikato Bay of Plenty 5 January; failed to affix bandage so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Telfer | Timaru 5 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

P Williamson | Wyndham 6 January; failed to affix bandages so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

S Lock | Wyndham 6 January; colour fee; fined $25.

S Phelan | Hawera 7 January; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

PACIFIC HILIGHT | Roxburgh 4 January; bled; stood down for 3 months and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

MUSCLE PAT | Roxburgh 4 January; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

AKRIS | Roxburgh 4 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MASTER MERLIN | Waikato Bay of Plenty 5 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

GLEN TORRAN | Timaru 5 January; irregular heart beat; veterinary clearance required and must complete trial.

RYDGEMONT MILLY | Wyndham 6 January; respiratory issue; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

LIGHTWORKOFIT | Rangiora 7 January; fractious and caused delay at start; must complete standing start trial.

VICTOR TANGO | Rangiora 7 January; general soreness; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

STILL EYRE | Central Otago 2 January; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 3rd.

WALK LIKE A MAN | Wyndham 6 January; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 4th.

SELENA FRANCO | Wyndham 6 January; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 4th.


General

The Wanganui TC meeting scheduled for 3 January was abandoned due to lack of nominations.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

K Williams | Auckland 7 January; weight offence; fined $100.

J Cleaver | Auckland 7 January; failed to catch runner as arranged; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

TAKE BY STORM | Christchurch 2 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

STARBURST ALFIE | Wanganui 4 January; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

UMBRIDGE BALE | Christchurch 4 January; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH KELSO | Christchurch 4 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28  days and must complete trial.

ZIPPING ANDRE | Auckland 7 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.