NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 August 2015

posted Aug 9, 2015, 12:30 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Aug 9, 2015, 12:31 AM ]


Rider Penalties

C O’Beirne | Canterbury 5 August; careless riding; suspended 9-21 August inclusive.

C Johnson | Canterbury 5 August; careless riding; suspended 9-20 August inclusive.

B Jones | Tauranga 8 August; careless riding; suspended 9-15 August inclusive.

L Innes | Tauranga 8 August; failed to make weight; fined $100.

D Walsh | Canterbury 8 August; medical clearance required.

M McNelis | Te Aroha 9 August; failed to make weight; fined $225.

Horse Actions/Penalties

SOMETHING ZED | Canterbury 5 August; abnormal breathing noises during race; veterinary clearance including post exercise scope results required.

FAITES VOS JEUX | Canterbury 8 August; ligament injury; veterinary clearance required.


The Egmont RC meeting scheduled for 6 August was postponed until 10 August due to a waterlogged track.

The Matamata RC meeting scheduled for 7 August was abandoned due to an unsafe track.


Driver Penalty

A Edge | NZ Metropolitan 7 August; excessive use of whip; fined $350.

Trainer Penalty

A & L Neal | Waikato 6 August; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Action/Penalty

LINTON SHARD | NZ Metropolitan 7 August; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.


MURPHY BROWN | Waikato 6 August; caused interference; relegated from 4th to 5th.

SQUIRE JOHN | NZ Metropolitan 7 August; lapped on; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

PRECIOUS MOMENT | NZ Metropolitan 7 August; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.


Handler/Trainer Penalty

R Adcock | Christchurch 7 August; late to kennel runner; fined $50.


Race 2 at the Wanganui GRC meeting of 7 August was abandoned after the lids opened prematurely.