NEWS IN BRIEF | 14 July 2014

posted Jul 13, 2014, 2:35 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 13, 2014, 2:38 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

T Harris | Te Aroha 18 June (heard 9 July); improper riding; suspended 13 July - 1 August inclusive and fined $500.

B Murray | Waverley 10 July; careless riding; suspended 13-31 July inclusive.

D Turner | Wellington 12 July; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

K Tyler | South Canterbury 11 July; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Action/Penalty

THE SYDNEY EXPRESS | South Canterbury 11 July; lame left foreleg; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

SHE’S SLINKY | Wellington 12 July; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 4th.


General

The Te Aroha JC meeting scheduled for 9 July was abandoned due to damage on the course caused by high winds.

The Whangarei RC meeting of 12 July was transferred to Avondale due to storm damage to the course.


Harness


Driver Penalties

W Rich | Waikato 10 July; used whip outside confines of sulky; fined $125.

C Ford | NZ Metropolitan 11 July; incompetent driving; suspended 12 July - 5 September inclusive.

B Geddes | NZ Metropolitan 11 July; improper driving; fined $150.


Trainer Penalties

M Hjalmarsson | Auckland 11 July; failed to affix bandages so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

B Kerr | NZ Metropolitan 11 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J Keast & H Westrum | Kaikoura 4 November (decision dated 23 June); failed to present horse free of prohibited substance; suspended 1 July - 31 December inclusive and fined $2000 and costs of $600.

G Smith | Oamaru 13 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JOGO BONITO | Auckland 11 July; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.

COVERACK | NZ Metropolitan 11 July; leg injury; veterinary clearance required.

CHEEKY PAT | Oamaru 13 July; choked down and slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination and ECG required.


Protest

LITTLE MO | NZ Metropolitan 11 July; paced and failed to regain proper gait; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 8 July; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

S & B Evans | Southland 8 July; invalid scratching; fined $150.

J & D Fahey | Christchurch 11 July; weight offence; fined $100.

M Flipp | Christchurch 11 July; weight offence; fined $100


Dog Penalty

SMASH WHO | Southland 8 July; turned in boxes; must complete box trial (subsequently completed on 10 July).


Protest

HOMEBUSH KELSO | Southland 8 July; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.