NEWS IN BRIEF | 14 November 2011

posted Nov 13, 2011, 11:22 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
J Bates | Canterbury 5 November; failed to fulfil engagement; fined $100.
L Robinson | Canterbury 9 November; careless riding; suspended 13-25 November inclusive.
D Johnson | Dargaville 11 November; careless riding; suspended 20-26 November inclusive.
M Vance | Dargaville 11 November; careless riding; suspended 18-25 November inclusive.
H Tinsley | Canterbury 12 November; modified body protector; fined $250.
C Ormsby | Tauranga 12 November; modified body protector; fined $200.
D Johnson | Tauranga 12 November; celebratory gesture; fined $200.
M Vance | Waipa 13 November; late arrival on course; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
K Crampton | Dargaville 11 November; incorrect gear; fined $50

Horse Actions
The Aftershock | Canterbury 9 November; cardiac arrhythmia; trial and vet cert required.
Carbonista | Canterbury 9 November; late scratching after being fractious in barrier; required to trial satisfactorily.
Trista Flight | Canterbury 9 November; pulled up lame; vet cert required.
Final Fling | Dargaville 11 November; injured in transit to races; vet cert required.
Straight Away | Dargaville 11 November; uncompetitive; required to trial satisfactorily.
Mauriemac | Dargaville 11 November; broke down; euthanised.
None Given | Waipa 13 November; hung badly throughout; required to trial satisfactorily.
Sky Buie | Waipa 13 November; uncompetitive; required to trial satisfactorily.

Harness

General
Several runners competing in the New Zealand Cup carnival at Addington were subject to out of competition testing in the lead up to and during the carnival. Several stable inspections were also conducted throughout the lead up to and during the week of racing.

Driver Penalties
D Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; half carting; fined $200.
M Hay | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; careless driving; fined $300.
R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; half carting; fined $300.
L Justice | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; excessive use of whip; fined $400.
J Robinson | Cambridge/Te Awamutu 10 November; failed to maintain position on mobile; fined $200.
H Hunter | Ashburton 10 November; excessive use of whip; fined $350.
A Lethaby | Adjourned from NZ Metropolitan 8 November; breach of push out rule; fined $200.
K James | NZ Metropolitan 11 November; excessive use of whip; fined $250.
R May | NZ Metropolitan 11 November; careless driving; fined $200.
R May | NZ Metropolitan 11 November; breach of push out rule; fined $250.
I Brownlee | Auckland 11 November; careless driving; suspended up to and including 9 December 2011.
J Stormont | Auckland 11 November; careless driving; fined $300.
K Barclay | Wyndham 13 November; careless driving; suspended up to and including 20 November 2011.

Trainer Penalties
M Purdon/G Payne | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; incorrect gear; fined $300.

Protests
BET ONLINE | Cambridge/Te Awamutu 10 November; disqualified from 3rd.
STRATHCULLEN | Ashburton 10 November; relegated from 2nd to 3rd; lapped on rule.
TEN DIAMONDS | NZ Metropolitan 11 November; relegated from 4th to last; causing interference.
ROBS IDEAL | Wyndham 13 November; relegated from 3rd to 4th; causing interference.

Horse Penalties/Actions
SAMUEL JAMES | NZ Metropolitan 8 November; veterinary clearance required.
MAKAREWA MAN | Cambridge/Te Awamutu 10 November; stood down 14 days; racing manners.
ROMES BURNING | Ashburton 10 November; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
BILLY SLATER | Ashburton 10 November; veterinary clearance required.
BLAZING BRACELET | Ashburton 10 November; stood down from stands for 2 satisfactory trials.
SOVEREIGNTY | NZ Metropolitan 11 November; veterinary clearance required.
GENTLE GEORGIA | Wyndham 13 November; stood down 14 days; racing manners.


Greyhounds

General
The kennels of all dogs in the NZ Cup were inspected during the week.

Trainer Penalty
M Mann | Manukau 8 November; weight infringement; fined $100.