NEWS IN BRIEF | 14 December 2015

posted Dec 13, 2015, 1:24 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 1:25 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

B Hutton | Auckland 9 December; medical clearance required.

Z Nor Azman | Auckland 9 December; medical clearance required.

K Mudhoo | Otago 9 December; careless riding; suspended 13-20 December inclusive.

J Morris | Otago 9 December; careless riding; suspended 13-20 December inclusive.

M McNab | Tauranga 11 December; careless riding (2 charges); suspended 20 December - 3 January inclusive.

D Johnson | Auckland 13 December; medical clearance required.

S Collett | Auckland 13 December; careless riding; suspended 17-23 December inclusive.

M Cameron | Auckland 13 December; careless riding; suspended 17-23 December inclusive and fined $750.


Horse Actions/Penalties

CHACHAR | Auckland 9 December; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete barrier trial.

RIOT ACT | Auckland 9 December; rider felt something went amiss; veterinary clearance required.

THE BOLD ONE | Manawatu 12 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SUGGESTIVE HEIGHTS | Auckland 13 December; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete barrier trial.

THE PATRIOT | Auckland 13 December; late scratching after rearing and becoming cast in barrier; must complete barrier trial.


Protest

ZACADA | Auckland 13 December; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 3rd.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Dickson | Hawera 10 December; failed to allow full access to passing lane; fined $250.

R May | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; late on to track; fined $100.

T Williams | Auckland 11 December; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 12-31 December inclusive.

C McKay | Forbury Park 11 December; medical clearance required.

M Hallett | NZ Metropolitan 12 December; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 13 December - 12 February inclusive and fined $300.

A White | NZ Metropolitan 12 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 13 December - 31 January inclusive.

B Wilmott | NZ Metropolitan 12 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

V & P Blanchard | Hawera 10 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

T Harris | Hawera 10 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Small | Hawera 10 December; colour fee; fined $25.

J & J Dickie | Auckland 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J & J Dickie | Auckland 11 December; late notification of gear change; fined $50.

M Purdon & N Rasmussen | Auckland 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SANTANNA MAGIC | Hawera 10 December; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.

VOLENTE | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

JESSICA BROMAC | Auckland 11 December; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

MR HANDLEMAN | Forbury Park 11 December (from Invercargill 4 December); severe temperature; veterinary clearance required.

THINKING SMART | Forbury Park 11 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

DONEGAL JIMMY DAVE | NZ Metropolitan 12 December; late scratching after falling in score up; must complete mobile trial and veterinary clearance required.

OMAR SHARIF | NZ Metropolitan 12 December; broke and checked runners; must complete trial.


Protests

HEARD THE WHISPER | NZ Metropolitan 10 December; lapped on; relegated from 2nd to 4th.

PLAYBOY’S BROTHER | Forbury Park 11 December; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 4th.

MOTU TRENDSETTER | Forbury Park 11 December; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from promoted 4th.


General

The Akaroa TC meeting of 13 December was abandoned after Race 1 due to severe weather conditions and a loss of power to the track.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

D Edlin | Wanganui 9 December; weight offence; fined $100.

A Botherway | Christchurch 10 December; weight offence; fined $100.

C Steele | Christchurch 11 December; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

PUKEKO THUNDER | Otago 8 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

OPAWA TOM | Wanganui 12 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

HIRSUTE | Auckland 13 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.