NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 February 2014

posted Feb 9, 2014, 12:46 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 9, 2014, 12:46 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Skerrett | Gore 5 February; celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $100.

S Spratt | Tauranga 5 February; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 8 February).

D Nolan | Tauranga 5 February; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 8 February).

J Oliver | Tauranga 5 February; careless riding; suspended 6-14 February inclusive.

H Tinsley | Manawatu 8 February; failed to make weight; fined $200.

M Cheung | Counties 9 February (from Avondale 13 January); careless riding; suspended 13-27 February inclusive.

O Bosson | Counties 9 February; careless riding; suspended 16-24 February inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

D & D Logan | Waikato 8 February; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Penalties/Actions

DOUBLE BLUE | Banks Peninsula 3 February; late scratching after becoming cast in barriers; must complete barrier trial.

GALLANT DAN | Gore 5 February; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete barrier trial.


Protests

ROGART | Tauranga 5 February; caused interference; relegated from 3rd to 4th.

MATIMBA | Waikato 8 February; denied a fair start; declared a non-runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Poutama | Wairarapa 4 February; breach of push out rule; fined $250.

R Holmes | Amberley 6 February; breach of push out rule; fined $250.

J Law | Amberley 6 February; careless driving; suspended 7-27 February inclusive.

C R Thornley | Amberley 6 February; delayed the start; fined $100.

M Teaz | Franklin 7 February; excessive use of whip; fined $150.

R Holmes | Ashburton 8 February (from NZ Metropolitan 31 January); careless driving; fined $700.

M Neilson | Ashburton 8 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

T Healy | Waikouaiti 9 February; breach of push out rule; suspended 10-21 February inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

G Smith | Amberley 6 February (from NZ Metropolitan trials 4 February); failed to ensure horses raced with correct saddlecloths; fined $150.

M House | Winton 7 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

D Taylor | Waikouaiti 9 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions

SNOWDEN | Amberley 6 February; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

RED UNDER FIRE | Amberley 6 February; late scratching after falling to the track twice when being lined up; must complete two standing start trials.

LAKE VIEW | Manawatu 6 February; broke at start; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

SEYMOUR | Manawatu 6 February; broke at start; stood down for 14 days.

SOPHIE ROSE | Ashburton 8 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protests

SUNGAIT SALLY | Amberley 6 February; breached push out rule; relegated from 2nd to 5th.

LACROIX FRANCO | Amberley 6 February; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 6th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

R & N O’Regan | Waikato 6 February; late to kennel dog; fined $50.

K Wilson | Waikato 6 February; failed to turn up for swab; fined $50.

S Ross | Auckland 8 February; failed to scratch runner by prescribed time; fined $150.


Dog Penalty

BLACK BARRACUDA | Christchurch 7 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.