NEWS IN BRIEF | 13 May 2013

posted May 12, 2013, 1:58 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 12, 2013, 10:58 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S Collett | Avondale 8 May; careless riding; suspended 16-23 May inclusive.

P Taylor | Avondale 8 May; medical clearance required.

M Cameron | Woodville 9 May; careless riding; suspended 13-16 May inclusive and fined $1000.

D Turner | Rotorua 11 May; failed to claim published weight; fined $200.

B Jones | Rotorua 11 May; celebratory gesture before winning post; fined $200.

A Morgan | Taranaki 11 May; medical clearance required.

R Black | Riverton 12 May; excessive use of whip; fined $450.


Trainer Penalties

A Forsman | Avondale 8 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.

N Kelly | Rotorua 11 May; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Penalties/Actions

ISTIMAGIC | Rotorua 11 May; lame in behind; veterinary clearance required.

TEN BELLES | Rotorua 11 May; bled; stood down for 3 months.

TWILIGHT GRANITA | Rotorua 11 May; bled; stood down for 3 months.

COVENTINA | Taranaki 11 May; bled; stood down for 3 months.


Protests

GIOVANNA BELLA | Matamata 6 May; gates failed to open; declared a non-starter.

HERMIONE | Matamata 6 May; gates failed to open; declared a non-starter.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Herlihy | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

D Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

J Wheeler | Timaru 12 May; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

G Telfer | Timaru 12 May; breach of push out rule; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

B Hill | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Court | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; colour fee; fined $25.

N McGrath | Timaru 12 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

N McGrath | Timaru 12 May; late notification of drivers; fined $50.

M Nyhan | Timaru 12 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions

TIMELY LOCH | Forbury Park 10 May; palate displacement; veterinary clearance required.

ROYAL MACH | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; late scratching after found to be lame in near hind leg in preliminary; veterinary clearance required.

METICULOUS | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; fell after choking in running; veterinary clearance required and must complete trial.


Protests

DAUGHTRY BROMAC | NZ Metropolitan 11 May; checked before start and denied a fair start; declared a non-runner.

MAJOR MOMENT | Timaru 12 May; caused interference; relegated from 3rd to 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 10 May; failed to ensure catcher present; fined $50.

J McInerney | Wellington 10 May; failed to present dog; fined $150.
T Thornton | Auckland 12 May; dress code breach; fined $50.

Dog Penalties

JUKE BOX BOY | Palmerston North 6 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

I’M A CATCH | Wanganui 8 May; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

ONE DREAM | Christchurch 10 May; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.