NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 December 2012

posted Dec 9, 2012, 1:56 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
J Oliver | Taranaki 6 December; careless riding; suspended 9-13 December inclusive.
C Dell | Auckland 8 December; careless riding; suspended 16-27 December inclusive.
R Hutchings | Auckland 8 December; careless riding; suspended 16-21 December inclusive.
M Sweeney | Auckland 8 December; careless riding; suspended 16-26 December inclusive.
D Johnson | Auckland 8 December; careless riding; suspended 16-22 December inclusive.
S Collett | Waipukurau 9 December; celebratory gesture; fined $150.

Trainer Penalties
J Bell | Auckland 8 December; incorrect gear; fined $50.
G Vile | Waipukurau 9 December; incorrect gear; fined $50.
P Nelson | Waipukurau 9 December; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $50.

Horse Penalties/Actions
LIKEAPINS | Wellington 8 December; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.
ANTONIO | Wellington 8 December; suspected fractured pastern; veterinary clearance required.
HEIR SUPPLY | Wellington 8 December; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.
ROYAL QUEEN | Wellington 8 December; late scratching after failing to load in gate; must complete barrier trial.
ARIETTA | Wellington 8 December; late scratching when found to have laceration above eye area; veterinary clearance required.
LIKEAPINS | Wellington 8 December; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.
RIVER HAZE | Auckland 8 December; nasal discharge; veterinary clearance required.
DALPHANTOM | Waipukurau 9 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
DAL CHERAW | Waipukurau 9 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
INCA PARK | Waipukurau 9 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

General
The Waikato RC meeting at Paeroa on 3 December was abandoned after Race 1 due to the unsafe nature of the track.
The Counties RC meeting at Pukekohe on 5 December was abandoned after Race 2 due to the unsafe nature of the track.
The North Canterbury RC meeting at Riccarton on 7 December was abandoned after Race 2 due to the unsafe nature of the track.

Protests
Race 1 at the North Canterbury RC meeting at Riccarton on 7 December was declared null and void after the field encountered a line of cones on the track.
JETSET LAD | Wellington 8 December; not afforded a fair start; declared a non-runner.

Harness

Driver Penalties
L Stuck | Gore 4 December; driving in a manner likely to cause interference; fined $250.
M Jones | Timaru 8 December; careless driving; fined $200.
S Ottley | Methven 9 December; using whip in a manner which caused interference; fined $150.

Trainer Penalties
B Mangos & H Cullen | Cambridge 6 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
D & C Butt | Auckland 7 December; colour fee; fined $25.

Horse Penalties/Actions
CITY COURAGE | Gore 4 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
WINFIELD MONARCH | Gore 4 December; broke start; must complete standing start trial.
GOLDEN GATE | Gore 4 December; refused to trot away at start; must complete standing start trial.
EUROMAXX | Timaru 8 December; broke in running; must complete trial.
DISTURBIA | Timaru 8 December; broke in running; must complete trial.
DUBLIN BOY | Timaru 8 December; broke in running; must complete trial.
BARNEYS GIRL | Timaru 8 December; failed to trot away at start; must complete trial.
PACQUIAO | Methven 9 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler Penalties
J McInerney | Wanganui 5 December; weight offence; fined $100.
J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 6 December; weight offence; fined $100.
M Mann | Non raceday hearing heard 29 November; making false/misleading statement to RIU official; fined $1000 and costs $350 to JCA.

General
Most meetings this week were severely affected by an outbreak of kennel cough.