NEWS IN BRIEF 13 April 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 3:52 AM by Shane Renault   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 4:07 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

B Hutton | Auckland 28 March (heard 6 April); careless riding; suspended 9-17 April inclusive.

C Lammas | Auckland 6 April; careless riding; suspended 12-18 April inclusive.

A Edmeads | Otago 9 April; careless riding; suspended 12-24 April inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

J Bridge | Waikato 14 March (heard 6 April); misconduct; fined $600.

T & G Shaw | Riccarton 11 April; Presenting horse to race with non-approved shoes; fined $200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

RESILIENCE | Otago 9 April; bled; stood down for 3 months.

FRESHMAN | Otago 9 April; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required and must complete trial.

POPEYE DOYLE | Otago 9 April; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required and must complete trial.

CORNWALL | Wellington 11 April; bled; stood down for 3 months.


Protest

REGAL STEPS | Wellington 11 April; Interference in home straight; relegated to 3rd place.


General

The Otago RC meeting of 9 April was abandoned after Race 6 due to an unsafe track.


Harness


Driver Penalties

N Chilcott | Hawera 6 April; careless driving; fined $200.

S McCaffrey | Hawera 6 April; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

M Williamson | Central Otago 2 January (decision dated 7 April); drove in a manner capable of diminishing chances; suspended 8-15 April inclusive and fined $300.

J Cox | Central Otago 2 January (decision dated 7 April); drove in a manner capable of diminishing chances; suspended 13-21 April inclusive and fined $500.

N McGrath | NZ Metropolitan 10 April; careless driving; fined $250.

W Higgs | Banks Peninsula 12 April; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

N Williamson | Invercargill 12 April; excessive use of whip; fined $250.


Trainer Penalties

J & M Teaz | Hawera 6 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.

C Dalgety | NZ Metropolitan 10 April; late to notify gear change; fined $50.

G & N Hope | Franklin 10 April; colour fee; fined $25.

D Balle | Franklin 10 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.

N McGrath | Banks Peninsula 12 April; presented horse late onto track; fined $100.

P Bagrie | Banks Peninsula 12 April; failed to scratch horse by right of re-entry time; fined $350.

R Needham | Banks Peninsula 12 April; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JC JOCK | Hawera 6 April; broke in running; stood down for 28 days.

ALTAR EGO | Forbury Park 9 April; broke in running; must complete trial.

WINDFALL | Forbury Park 9 April; broke in running; must complete trial.

NORTHVIEW GAMBLER | NZ Metropolitan 10 April; broke in running; must complete trial.

VINCENNES | Invercargill 12 April; fell in preliminary; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

NEWMANS JET | Invercargill 12 April; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

BULLYS PRINCESS | Forbury Park 9 April; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

ARRANALEA | NZ Metropolitan 10 April; broke in home straight; disqualified from 5th place.

MAYBE FLYIN | Banks Peninsula 12 April; broke over the finish line; lapped on; relegated to 3rd place.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J McInerney | Wanganui 6 April; weight offence; fined $100.

A Joyce | Christchurch 7 April; weight offence; fined $100.

J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 7 April; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

G Hodgson | Palmerston North 8 April; weight offence; fined $100.

R Casey & S Fagan | Christchurch 9 April; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

S Music (Kennel Steward) | Christchurch 9 April; allowed runner to be presented with incorrect rug; fined $100.

S Payne | Waikato 24 December, Waikato 2 January and Auckland 4 January; presented runners with prohibited substance; fined $4,500.

M Kennedy | Christchurch 10 April; failed to retrieve runner by prescribed time; fined $50.

S & B Evans | Christchurch 7 April (heard 10 April); failed to present runner to race; fined $300.

M Lozell | Auckland 12 April; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

PHAT PANTS | Christchurch 7 April; failed to pursue the lure (second offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

BOLTIN ARCHIE | Christchurch 7 April; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

FLYING SWAN | Christchurch 9 April; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protests

ROTOVEGAS RARA | Waikato 24 December; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

ROTOVEGAS RAT | Waikato 2 January; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

ROTOVEGAS RARA | Auckland 4 January; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.


General

The Wanganui GRC meeting of 10 April was abandoned after Race 8 due to the weather and track conditions.