NEWS IN BRIEF | 13 February 2012

posted Feb 12, 2012, 6:02 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
M Cameron | Counties 12 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
M Cropp | Counties 12 February; careless riding; suspended 20 to 26 February inclusive.
H Kasim| Counties 12 February; careless riding; suspended 13 to 18 February inclusive.
J McDonald | Waikato 11 February; careless riding; suspended 19 to 24 February inclusive.
J Riddell | Waikato 11 February; careless riding; suspended 19 to 24 February inclusive.
M Vance| Taranaki 10 February; modified vest; fined $150.
L McKay | Southland 9 February; failed to weigh in; fined $100.
D Bothamley | Southland 9 February; failed to make weight; fined $100.
C Johnson | Southland 9 February; failed to make weight; fined $100.
D Johnson | Waipa 8 February; careless riding; suspended 12 to 17 February inclusive.


Trainer Penalties
T Busuttin & N Young| Counties 12 February; late declaration of rider; fined $100.
L Latta | Taranaki 10 February; late declaration of rider; fined $100.


Horse Actions
Halogen| Counties 12 February; bled; three month stand down.
Lone Hand| Counties 12 February; uncompetitive; required to trial.
Takeover | Counties 12 February; paddock injury; vet clearance required.
Madamoiselle | Waikato 11 February; reared over before start; vet clearance required.
Hot In Black | Waikato 11 February; cardiac arrhythmia; required to trial, vet clearance including ECG.
The Terminator | Waikato 11 February; very slow to leave barrier; required to trial.
The Vital Trick | Southland 9 February; uncompetitive; required to trial.
Lieca Rose | Southland 9 February; uncompetitive; required to trial.
Jac’s Ladd | Waipa 8 February; retired from race; vet cert including ECG required.

Harness

Driver Penalties
S Dickson | Manawatu 9 February; Adjourned from Wairarapa 5 February; drove in a manner likely to cause interference; suspended up to and including 23 February.
S McNally | Addington 10 February; improper driving; fined $200.
AE Veint | Franklin 10 February; careless driving; suspended up to and including 2 March.
J Trainor | Waikouaiti 12 February; excessive use of whip; fined $150.

Trainer Penalties
R Holmes | Amberley 6 February; failed to notify gear; fined $100
C Edmonds | Addington 10 February; failed to notify gear; fined $100.
S Reid | Franklin 10 February; incorrect gear; fined $250.
B Mills | Ashburton 11 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Smith | Waikouaiti 12 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
M Tapper | Waikouaiti 12 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

Protests
MISS KATHRYN | Waikouaiti 12 February; Disqualified from 5th placing; breaking horse regulations.

Horse Penalties/Actions
DONEGAL FORTY SEVEN | Wairarapa 7 February; veterinary clearance required; swollen fore legs.
GILTED | Manawatu 9 February; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
BARNEYS GIRL | Winton 10 February; stood down for satisfactory trial; racing manners.
CONROCK | Winton 13 February; stood down for veterinary clearance; laceration to off hind leg.
VAN WASHINGMAN | Addington 10 February; stood down for satisfactory trial; racing manners.

Greyhounds

Dog penalties
SAFE AND SECURE | Wanganui 10 February; failing to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must trial.

Handler penalty
K Gommans | Wanganui 8 February; failing to obey orders of a Steward; fined $150.