NEWS IN BRIEF | 12 December 2016

posted Dec 11, 2016, 12:57 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 12:58 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

E Farr | Auckland 7 December; medical clearance required.

S Weatherley | Waikato 10 December; careless riding; suspended 15-24 December inclusive.

S Spratt | Waikato 10 December; careless riding; suspended 15-24 December inclusive.

A Chan | Manawatu 10 December; careless riding; suspended 11-31 December inclusive.

L Callaway | Southland 10 December; careless riding; suspended 11-18 December inclusive.

R Cuneen | Southland 10 December; medical clearance required.

C Grylls | Auckland 11 December; careless riding; suspended 15-21 December inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

NETHERTOWN EXPRESS | Otago 7 December; late scratching after failing to load; must complete barrier trial.

AULANI | Otago 7 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

DE NIRO | Auckland 7 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

NO DOUBT A STAR | Hawke’s Bay 8 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SAM’S READY | Hawke’s Bay 8 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

NATURAL CASH | Southland 10 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

RUTHERFORD | Southland 10 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

L’ESCALIER ROSE | Auckland 11 December; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete barrier trial.


Protest

CALLIGRAPHY | Waikato 10 December; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.


General

Starter G Phillips | Manawatu 10 December; failed to ensure power was connected for start of race; fined $350.


Harness


Driver Penalties

R Houghton | NZ Metropolitan 8 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

J Campbell | Forbury Park 9 December; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

S Tomlinson | Forbury Park 9 December; careless driving; fined $250.

J Ovens | Forbury Park 9 December; careless driving; fined $400.

R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 8 December (heard NZ Metropolitan 10 December); careless driving; fined $300.

P Kleinhans | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; careless driving; fined $300.

G Telfer | Akaroa 11 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M Edmonds | Akaroa 11 December; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

A Suddaby | Winton 11 December; careless driving; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

D Balle | Auckland 9 December; colour fee; fined $25.

M House | Akaroa 11 December; late notification of driver; fined $50.

R Todd | Akaroa 11 December; late gear notification; fined $50.

S Lock | Winton 11 December; failed to affix bandage so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MACANDREW MAJIC | Forbury Park 9 December; fractured pastern; veterinary clearance required.

PAKIPAKI | Auckland 9 December; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.

THE NANS MAN | Akaroa 11 December; broke at start checking runners; must complete mobile start trial.

TOMMYS BLUE CHIP | Winton 11 December; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

SWEET AS | Winton 11 December; general lameness; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

ALL OVER THE STARS | Auckland 9 December; excessive galloping home straight; disqualified from 2nd.


Greyhounds


General

The Waikato GRC meeting scheduled for 8 December was abandoned due to the state of the track.