NEWS IN BRIEF | 12 March 2012

posted Mar 11, 2012, 6:04 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 6:05 PM by Concussion Testing ]
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
H Bowman | Auckland 7 March; weighed out in non-approved body protector; fined $300.
D Johnson | Auckland 7 March; careless riding; suspended 11 to 15 March inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
B Gillovic | Auckland 7 March; incorrect gear; fined $50.
L Somervell | Auckland 7 March; incorrect gear; fined $50.
G Tippett | Otago 10 March; incorrect saddlecloth number; fined $50.
A Sharrock | Waverley 11 March; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Actions
Chapchick | Auckland 7 March; racing manners; required to trial.
Cordex | Canterbury 8 March; late scr fractious in barriers; required to trial.
Prime Gift | Otaki 9 March; unsatisfactory performance; required to trial.
Simply Irresistable | Auckland 10 March; late scr at start when lame; vet cert of fitness required.
Exquisite Choice | Auckland 10 March; refused to compete; required to trial.
Holy Moly | Auckland 10 March; late scr fractious in barriers; required to trial.
Rollout The Carpet | Auckland 10 March; racing manners; required to trial.
Curtain Raiser | Otago 10 March; bled; three month stand down.
Tango Lass | Otago 10 March; tendon injury; vet cert of fitness required.
Special Draw | Waverley 11 March; lame near fore; vet cert of fitness required.
Hooks | Waverley 11 March; late scr injured entering barriers; vet cert of fitness required.
Blinding | Waverley 11 March; tendon injury; vet cert of fitness required.

Harness

Driver Penalties
S Lawson | adjourned from Manawatu 21 February; careless driving; fined $350.
N Chilcott | Franklin 6 March; careless driving; fined $350.
J Trainor | Forbury Park 8 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.
J Reedy | Westport 9 March; careless driving; fined $250.
J Bond | Gore 11 March; careless driving; suspended up to and including 1st April.
B McLellan | Gore 11 March; breach of push out rule; fined $150.

Trainer Penalties
J Abernethy | Franklin 6 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.
R Todd | Forbury Park 8 March; incorrect saddlecloth number; fined $200.
C Thornley | Westport 9 March; gear come adrift; fined $150.
R Scrivens | Westport 9 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Smith | Westport 9 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.
K Barron | Auckland 9 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.
B Purdon | Auckland 9 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Protests
DIAMOND SMILE | Franklin 6 March; relegated from 1st to 4th; causing interference.
LOTALOV | Westport 9 March; relegated from 2nd to 3rd; lapped on.
SUNCHITA | Westport 9 March; disqualified from 2nd; breaking horse regulations.
POACHER | Gore 11 March; relegated from 2nd to 5th; push out rule.
WIND RUNNER | Gore 11 March; relegated from 3rd to last; causing interference.

Horse Penalties/Actions
SON DUN DON | Franklin 6 March; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
BIG STAR | Franklin 6 March; stood down for 28 days; barrier manners.
THE GRANDSON | Forbury Park 8 March; stood down for 30 days; bleeder.
MONTECRENGLE | Westport 9 March; stood down for veterinary clearance; lame near foreleg.
SPEEDY GONZALEZ | Auckland 9 March; stood down from stands for 14 days; standing start manners.
PRETTY TO WATCH | Auckland 9 March; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
MINNIE MOOSE | Auckland 9 March | stood down for veterinary clearance; atrial fibrillation.
WINGED WARRIOR | Reefton 11 March; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
DANNY MAGUIRE | Reefton 11 March; stood down from stands for 1 trial; standing start manners.
CRUSADER COVERGIRL | Reefton 11 March; stood down for 1 trial; poor racing performance.
ANOTHER ROUND | Reefton 11 March; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler penalties
J McInerney | Christchurch 8 March; late presentation of dog with resultant late scratching; fined $150.

Dog penalties
HOMEBUSH INDIA | Wanganui 7 March; failing to pursue the lure; stood down for 1 month and must trial.
BUTTER FLYER | Christchurch 9 March; marring; stood down for 1 month and must trial.