NEWS IN BRIEF | 11 February 2013

posted Feb 10, 2013, 11:48 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
A Frye | Riverton 7 February; weighed out without stirrup irons; fined $100.
J Parkes | Taranaki 8 February; careless riding; suspended 12-16 February inclusive.
S Spratt | Waikato 9 February; careless riding; suspended 14-23 February inclusive.
K Myers | Waikato 9 February; careless riding; suspended 12-20 February inclusive.
R Norvall | Counties 10 February; medical clearance required.

Trainer Penalty
M Hamilton | Riverton 7 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
MAINLAND HERO | Banks Peninsula 4 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
PIT A PAT | Wairarapa 6 February; late scratching after refusing to load into barrier; must complete barrier trial.
PESCATORE | Wairarapa 6 February; late scratching when lame in nearside rear leg; veterinary clearance required.
CYNOSURE | Wairarapa 6 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
VOODOO STAR | Riverton 7 February; stood in gates and lost chance; must complete barrier trial.
PRODIGE | Riverton 7 February; refused to go to start; must complete barrier trial.
THE BACHELOR | Manawatu 9 February; late scratching at barrier when lame in right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.
BRAVADO | Waikato 9 February; late scratching after being fractious in barrier; must complete barrier trial.
NINETEEN FOURTY | Counties 10 February; tendon injury near foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

Protest
RAGGIO SPERANZA | Banks Peninsula 4 February; gate slow to open; declared a non-runner.

Harness

Driver Penalties
P McClelland | Amberley 6 February; medical clearance required.
R Close | Amberley 6 February; late to arrive on course for drive; fined $100.
C De Filippi | Amberley 6 February; careless driving; fined $250.
G Smith | Amberley 6 February; driving with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $150.
M McKendry | Franklin 8 February; careless driving; fined $200.
B Edwards | Franklin 8 February; careless driving; fined $200.
A Edmonds | Ashburton 9 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 10-22 February inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
M Purdon | Amberley 6 February; colour fee; fined $25.
M Purdon | Amberley 6 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
B Heron | Amberley 6 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
J Abernethy | Manawatu 7 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
W Devenport | Manawatu 7 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
A & L Neal | Manawatu 7 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Neill | Manawatu 7 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
A Goryl | Franklin 8 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
T Edwards | Franklin 8 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
K Sefonte | Franklin 8 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
R Green | Franklin 8 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
I Brownlee | Franklin 8 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
A Goryl | Franklin 8 February; incorrect gear (2 charges); fined $200.
N McGrath | Ashburton 9 February (from NZ Metropolitan 1 February); incorrect gear; fined $100.
M Cunningham | Ashburton 9 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
DAYTONA LASS | Wairarapa 5 February; cardiac murmur; veterinary clearance required.
OHAU ELEGANT | Wairarapa 5 February; respiratory infection; veterinary clearance required.
JACCKA CREEK | Manawatu 7 February; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.
BORONOVA | Franklin 8 February; unsatisfactory performance; stood down for 14 days.
BETA B QUICK | Franklin 8 February; laceration to knee; veterinary clearance required.
ANOTHERSUPERSTAR | Winton 8 February; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.
ROYAL CITY | Ashburton 9 February; broke in running; must complete trial.
THORNBURY | Ashburton 9 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

Protest
ALLEY WAY | Winton 8 February; excessive galloping; disqualified from 5th.

Greyhounds

Trainer Penalty
C & D Roberts | Christchurch 8 February; weight offence; fined $100.

Dog Action/Penalty
STEEL BELT | Wanganui 6 February; marred another runner; stood down for 3 months (2nd offence) and must complete trial.