NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 8 March 2020

posted Mar 8, 2020, 4:01 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 8, 2020, 4:02 AM ]

Thoroughbred 


Rider Penalties

E Nicholas | Auckland 7 March; careless riding; suspended 14-21 March included.

S Weatherley | Auckland 7 March; careless riding; suspended 8-15 March and fined $750.

C O’Beirne | Wellington 7 March; careless riding; suspended 8-19 March inclusive.

J Lowry | Wyndham 8 March; failed to make weight; suspended 11-18 March inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

K Knight | Avondale 6 March; late rider declaration; fined $50.

P Gerard & M Moroney | Avondale 6 March; late rider declaration; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BRIDGET TOWN | Amberley 5 March; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

MASTER HERB | Auckland 7 March; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

ON THE ROCKS | Auckland 7 March; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

MARQUITA MISS | Wyndham 8 March; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

T Chmiel | Forbury Park 5 March; failed to maintain a straight course in run home; suspended 9-12 March inclusive and fined $200.

D O’Connell | Forbury Park 5 March; failed to activate gear; fined $200.

N Rasmussen | Auckland 6 March; breach of push out rule; fined $400.

P Davis | MZ Metropolitan 31 January (heard Westport 6 March); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 14-27 March inclusive.

S Clarke | Westport 6 March; careless driving; suspended 9 March - 5 April inclusive and fined $250.

S Diamant | Westport 6 March; failed to restrain runner to correct gait; fined $250.

S Ottley | Reefton 8 March; use of whip; suspended 9-15 March inclusive.

J Hay | Reefton 8 March; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

S Diamant | Reefton 8 March; careless driving; suspended 16 March - 11 April inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

J & J Dickie | Waikato Bay of Plenty 4 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Paynter | Waikato Bay of Plenty 4 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G & N Hope | Reefton 8 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

S Lock | Reefton 8 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

TO SIR WITH LOVE | Waikato Bay of Plenty 4 March; broke in running; must complete trial.

BATTLE COMMANDER | Waikato Bay of Plenty 4 March; failed to begin; must complete trial.

KENNINGTON GIRL | Forbury Park 5 March; broke in running; must complete trial.

RAH DE RAH | Westport 6 March; late scratching when found to be lame in preliminary; veterinary clearance required. 

VON RICHTHOFEN | Northern Southland 7 March; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required. 

RAFA NOVAK | Reefton 8 March; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

LORD OF THE DANCE | Reefton 8 March; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

GIVEMEWHATINEED | Reefton 8 March; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

JENABELLA | Reefton 8 March; raced fiercely throughout; must complete trial.


Protests

MANCHESTER ON FIRE | Waikato Bay of Plenty 4 March; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

COOLHAND EASTON | Forbury Park 5 March; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

A Bradshaw | Christchurch 3 March; failed to scratch runner by prescribed time denying a reserve a start; fined $300.

M Dempsey | Christchurch 3 March; incorrect rug; fined $50.

Kennel Steward P Munro | Christchurch 3 March; incorrect rug; fined $50.

M Black | Auckland 5 March; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

Club Secretary S Hodson | Wanganui 19 February (heard Wanganui 6 March); failed to scratch runner by required time; fined $150.

Club Operations Manager P Freeman | Wanganui 21 February (heard Wanganui 6 March); failed to scratch runner by required time denying a reserve a start; fined $300.


Dog Penalties

KNOW LEGEND | Christchurch 3 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

OPAWA MAY | Christchurch 6 March; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.