NEWS IN BRIEF | 13 March 2017

posted Mar 12, 2017, 1:55 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 1:56 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

J Waddell | Avondale 8 March; careless riding; suspended 12-22 March inclusive.

R Elliot | Avondale 8 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 24-26 March inclusive.

G Jogoo | Ashburton 9 March; careless riding; suspended 13-20 March inclusive.

R Yatim | Ashburton 9 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

A Chan | Egmont 11 March; careless riding; suspended 12-30 March inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

M White | Non raceday dated 6 March; misconduct (2 charges); fined $350.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MCMAY | Ashburton 9 March; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

I SPIED | Otaki-Maori 10 March; bled; stood down for 3 months.

SATIN RIDGE | Otaki-Maori 10 March; lame near fore leg; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Auckland RC meeting scheduled for 11 March was abandoned due to the state of the track.

The Wyndham RC meeting scheduled for 12 March was abandoned due to the state of the track.


Harness


Driver Penalties

T Thorby | Non raceday dated 3 March; failed to present himself to drive free of illicit substance; suspended 28 September - 28 July inclusive and fined $2,000 with costs of $187.50 to RIU.

R Argue | Waikato 7 March; improper use of whip; fined $200.

S Walkinshaw | Northern Southland 11 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 19-30 March inclusive.

N Williamson | Northern Southland 11 March; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

K James | Reefton 12 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 13-31 March inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

R Green | Waikato 7 March; colour fee; fined $25.

A Matthews | Waikato 7 March; failed to affix rein so as not to come adrift; fined $250.

B Purdon | Auckland 10 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J Cole | Auckland 10 March; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

J Reedy | Westport 10 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J Hay | Westport 10 March; incorrect number; fined $100.

J Reedy | Westport 10 March; incorrect number; fined $100.

G & N Hope | Westport 10 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G & N Hope | Northern Southland 11 March; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

VEDDY VEDDY GOOD | Waikato 7 March; poor recovery; veterinary clearance required.

BOBBINS | Forbury Park 9 March; failed to move away with field; must complete standing start trial.

ALANTIC | Westport 10 March; broke in running; must complete trial.

IWANADANCEWITSUMBODY | Northern Southland 11 March; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

SMOOTH FIRE | Reefton 12 March; distressed and slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

LEMOND | Auckland 10 March; excessive galloping in running; disqualified from 3rd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

M Goodier | Palmerston North 6 March; weight offence; fined $100.

J Bryce | Christchurch 7 March; failed to comply with dress code; fined $50.

P Lowen | Wanganui 10 March; failed to comply with dress code; fined $50.


General

The Auckland GRC meeting of 12 March was abandoned after Race 1 due to the state of the track.