NEWS IN BRIEF | 10 September 2012

posted Sep 9, 2012, 12:19 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
A Ihaka | Te Aroha 3 September; medical clearance required.
R Cully | Te Aroha 3 September; medical clearance required.
M Cropp | Otago 4 September; unable to make weight; fined $100.
O Bosson | Counties 5 September; unable to make weight; fined $100.
W Coles | Timaru 5 September (heard at Ashburton on 7 September); riding trackwork without safety vest; fined $300.
M Sweeney | Auckland 8 September; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
C Dell | Auckland 8 September; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
A Forbes | Auckland 8 September; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
B Paterson | Counties 5 September; late notification of rider; fined $50.

Horse Actions
THAT’S THAT | Otago 4 September; suspensory ligament injury; veterinary certificate of fitness required.
ALEXSTONYSAPRANO | Otago 4 September; laid out in run home; must complete trial.
PISTOLET | Otago 4 September; heart arrhythmia; must complete trial and produce ECG and veterinary certificate of fitness.
MILANA ROSE | Otago 4 September; respiratory infection; veterinary certificate of fitness with endoscopic examination after exercise required.
SNEAKY | Otago 4 September; bled; stood down for 3 months.
TAG AND RELEASE | Counties 5 September; bled; stood down for 3 months.
RIEU | Counties 5 September; bled; stood down for 3 months.
PAPER LACE | Counties 5 September; bled; stood down for 3 months.
MILLION PIECES | Otaki 6 September; lame off fore leg; veterinary certificate of fitness required.
STAND UP | Otaki 6 September; late scratching after getting away in preliminary and contacting fence; veterinary certificate of fitness required.
AR REALTA | Ashburton 7 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

Harness

Driver Penalty
T Chmiel | NZ Metropolitan 7 September (adjourned from Methven 2 September); excessive use of whip; fined $300.
A Hunter | NZ Metropolitan 7 September (heard at Winton on 9 September); excessive use of whip; fined $350.
M Edmonds | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; excessive use of whip; fined $250.
J Curtin | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; medical clearance required.

Trainer Penalties
R Mitchell | Cambridge 6 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.
M Purdon & G Payne | Cambridge 2 June (heard on 19 July 2012); failing to advise Stewards of a condition which may have affected the chances of ESCAPEE; fined $600 and costs of $650 to the JCA.

Horse Penalties/Actions
ALTA TALLYHO | NZ Metropolitan 7 September; broke in running; must complete trial.
SUNCRUSHER | Winton 9 September; broke in running; must complete trial.

Protest
DOUGIE MAGUIRE | Cambridge 6 September; disqualified from 4th.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalties
Nil

Dog penalties
Nil

General
Race 11 at Southland GRC on 4 September was abandoned after a lure breakdown.