NEWS IN BRIEF | 14 January 2013

posted Jan 13, 2013, 12:58 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
C Lammas | Rotorua 7 January; careless riding; suspended 14-25 January inclusive.
J Waddell | Rotorua 7 January; medical clearance required.
M McNab | Rotorua 7 January; medical clearance required (subsequently presented 10 January).
J Waddell | Waikato 10 January; unable to make weight; fined $200.
S Spratt | Waikato 10 January; excessive use of whip; fined $225.
L Cribbin | Tauranga 11 January (from Rotorua 7 January); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to keep in contact with field; suspended 12 January - 11 February inclusive.
J Waddell | Tauranga 11 January; unable to make weight; fined $225.
L Callaway | Kumara 12 January; careless riding; suspended 17-26 January inclusive.
H Tinsley | Marton 12 January; unable to make weight; fined $200.
S Collett | Auckland 12 January; careless riding; suspended 20-27 January inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
L Latta | Reefton 9 January; incorrect gear; fined $75.
P Lock | Waikato 10 January (from Thames 5 January); late scratchings without Stewards consent; fined $200.
L Latta | Auckland 12 January; added gear after weighing out; fined $150.
S McKee | Auckland 12 January; incorrect gear; fined $50.
J Mahoney | Auckland 12 January; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Penalties/Actions
MR KNOWITALL | Waikato 10 January; irregular heart rate; veterinary clearance required.
HULA GRACE | Kumara 12 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
WEAPON | Marton 12 January; lame rear offside leg; veterinary clearance required.
BARBARIC | Auckland 12 January; lame off fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

Protests
VINCENT STREET | Marton 12 January; caused interference; relegated 2nd to 3rd.
KIJANI | Auckland 12 January; caused interference; relegated 1st to 3rd.

Harness

Driver Penalties
N McGrath | Oamaru 8 January; failed to maintain position behind mobile; fined $150.
J Cox | Forbury Park 10 January; excessive use of whip; fined $225.
M Jones | Marlborough 11 January; unnecessary use of whip; fined $150.
B Weaver | Marlborough 11 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
P Ferguson | Cambridge 11 January; careless driving; fined $200.
A Shutkowski | Marlborough 13 January; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
M McAuley | Thames 13 January; drove with foot out of footrest and improper and unnecessary use of whip; suspended 14 January - 7 February inclusive.
J Kriechbaumer | Thames 13 January; drove with foot out of footrest and improper use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
M Heenan | Oamaru 8 January; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.
D Gillespie | Forbury Park 10 January; colour fee; fined $25.
C Dalgety | Marlborough 11 January; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.
S McCaffrey | Cambridge 11 January; failed to affix gear so as to not to come adrift; fined $100.
J Green & B Hughes | Cambridge 11 January; failed to affix gear so as to not to come adrift; fined $100.
S McCaffrey | Cambridge 11 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.
B Purdon | Cambridge 11 January; incorrect gear; fined $175.
C White | Marlborough 13 January; failed to affix gear so as to not to come adrift; fined $180.
P Robertson | Marlborough 13 January; failed to affix gear so as to not to come adrift; fined $180.
T Hall | Thames 13 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
MAJOR DAVE | Oamaru 8 January; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.
PERDITION | Oamaru 8 January; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.
EXPERIMENT | Forbury Park 10 January; broke in running; must complete trial.
TUBBY’S SISTER | Marlborough 11 January; lame near fore leg; veterinary clearance required.
SMILING STAR | Marlborough 13 January; elevated heartbeat; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

Protests
BETTOR’S CREEK | Marlborough 11 January; declared late scratching after being denied fair start.
FRANCO NADAL | Marlborough 13 January; lapped on; relegated 3rd to 4th.
FEAR FLYING | Marlborough 13 January; declared late scratching after gear came adrift before start.

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler Penalties
J McInerney | Palmerston North 7 January; not presenting dog to race; fined $200.
J Lane & R Wales | Palmerston North 7 January; weight offence; fined $100,

Dog Actions/Penalties
GET IT OFF | Christchurch 10 January; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.