NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 January 2012

posted Jan 9, 2012, 2:59 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 9, 2012, 3:06 PM by Concussion Testing ]
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions  
Nil  

Trainer Penalties  
N Robinson | Rotorua 6 January; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $100.
M Pitman | Kumara 9 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Actions
Danny Bolt | Whangarei 5 January; late scr fractious in barriers; required to trial.
Quin Bay | Whangarei 5 January; cardiac arrhythmia; vet cert incl ECG and required to trial.
Columbian Praise | Woodville 7 January; dislodged rider; required to trial.

General
The Kumara meeting of 7 January was postponed to 9 January due to unsafe track conditions.

Harness

Driver Penalties
C Thornley | Central Otago 2 January; late to arrive on course; fined $100.
P Fleming | Wairarapa 2 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.
M McAuley | Roxburgh 5 January; unnecessary use of whip; fined $100.
T Robertson | Cromwell 8 January; adjourned from Invercargill 22 December; excessive use of whip; suspended conclusion of racing 8 January up to and including 17 January plus $100 fine.
S Thompson | Nelson 8 January; excessive use of whip; suspended conclusion of racing 8 January up to and including 15 January.
J Dunn | Nelson 8 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
P Scaife | Wairarapa 2 January; failed to notify gear; fined $200.
M McKendry | Cambridge Te Awamutu 6 January; failed to notify gear; fined $100
G Rogerson/P Blanchard | Cambridge Te Awamutu 6 January; incorrect gear; fined $250.
J Dickie | Cambridge Te Awamutu 6 January; gear incorrectly applied; fined $250.
D & S Breed | Nelson 6 January; late gear notification; fined $50.
A Stuart | Nelson 8 January; incorrect saddlecloth number; fined $200.
C Wilson | Thames 8 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Rogerson/P Blanchard | Thames 8 January; incorrect gear; fined $300.
P Scaife | Thames 8 January; late change of driver; fined $50.
J Abernethy | Thames 8 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
BIG ROCKET | Central Otago 2 January; stood down for 1 trial; racing performance.
SHEWASASHOWGIRL | Cambridge Te Awamutu 6 January; stood down for 28 days plus veterinary clearance; fell.
LIZA WITH A Z | Nelson 6 January; stood down for 28 days plus 2 trials; fell.
LITIGATE | Nelson 6 January; stood down for 2 trials; barrier manners.
GENTLE GEORGIA | Cromwell 8 January; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
ARTFILLY | Cromwell 8 January; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
TOM AND JERRY | Nelson 8 January; stood down from stands for 1 trial; barrier manners.
SO KING | Nelson 8 January; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.

Greyhounds

Dog penalties
JANDDS MATE | Christchurch 6 January; marring; stood down for 28 days and must trial.
COLLIE JEWEL | Christchurch 6 January; unsatisfactory performance; must trial.