NEWS IN BRIEF | 12 December

posted Dec 12, 2011, 2:45 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
J Waddell | Levin 25 November; withdrew appeal against careless riding charge; suspended 14-21 December inclusive; costs awarded of $390 to RIU $850 to JCA and forfeit $250 filing fee.
S Spratt | Wellington 3 December; careless riding; suspended 12-24 December inclusive and fined $500.
J Collett | Tauranga 9 December; concussion; three week stand down.
R Doherty | Southland 10 December; careless riding; suspended 11-17 December inclusive.
I Miller | Southland 10 December; careless riding; suspended 11-18 December inclusive.
K Myers | Manawatu 10 December; celebratory gesture; fined $100.

Trainer Penalties
S Blair-Edie | Southland 10 December; neglect in saddling; fined $150.

Horse Actions
Sirrevie | Tauranga 9 December; bled; three month stand down.
Spectaculartourist | Tauranga 9 December; late scr reared in barriers; required to trial.
Geisha | Tauranga 9 December; late scr start when lame; vet cert of fitness required.
Pharsalus | Tauranga 9 December; fell, vet cert of fitness required.
Duntoilin | Waikato 10 December; bled, three month stand down.
Just Frank | Southland 10 December; lame right foreleg, vet cert of fitness required.
Golden Downs | Auckland 11 December; hung outwards throughout; required to trial.

Harness

Driver Penalties
B Williamson | Gore 6 December; failed to activate gear; fined $50.
R May | Rangiora 7 December; dropped foot from footrest; fined $100.
J Keast | Rangiora 7 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
M Maynard | Rangiora 7 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
D Butcher | Morrinsville 8 December; careless driving; fined $200.
A Edmonds | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; excessive use of whip; $200
L McCormick | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; careless driving; $250.
J Geddes | Methven 11 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
B Geddes | Methven 11 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
D Kelly | Gore 6 December; failed to notify change of gear; fined $100.
T & G Chmiel | Rangiora 7 December; late scratching; fined $200.
M Stratford | Rangiora 7 December; incorrect gear X 2; fined $200.
D Balle & O Gillies | Morrinsville 8 December; gear not notified; fined $150.
G Rogerson & P Blanchard | Morrinsville 8 December; gear not notified; fined $150.
R Carter | Morrinsville 8 December; gear not notified; fined $100.
B Purdon | Auckland 9 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
T McMillan | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; failed to notify gear change; fined $100.
T Butt | Methven 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $150.
R Holmes | Methven 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
K Hannah & L Chappell | Methven 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions
SUTHEPOCKET | Gore 6 December; stood down from mobiles for 1 trial; barrier manners.
SCOTT IT | Gore 6 December; stood down from mobiles for 1 trial; barrier manners.
NIFETY CULLEN | Rangiora 7 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
HAPPY CHAPPY | Rangiora 7 December; stood down from stands for 1 trial; standing start manners.
DOOR SLAMMER | Morrinsville 8 December; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
HEZADOO EARLY | Auckland 9 December; stood down for 30 days; bleeder.
CARLA BRUNI | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; stood down until veterinary clearance received.
LIBBY LANE | Methven 11 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.

GREYHOUNDS

Handler penalty
J Dunn | Christchurch 8 December; failing to catch dog as arranged; fined $50.

Dog penalties
STRIKE ONCE | Waikato 8 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete satisfactory trial.
BORIS MANKINI | Christchurch 9 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 3 months (2nd offence) and must complete satisfactory trial.

General
Race 7 at Manawatu on 5 December was abandoned after the lids opened early and the dogs completed a circuit.