NEWS IN BRIEF | 15 August 2011

posted Aug 14, 2011, 11:08 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Aug 22, 2011, 1:20 PM by Concussion Testing ]


Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions  
D Oakden | Canterbury 10 August; Failed to make weight; suspended 11 August - 30 September
K Walters | Canterbury 10 August; Careless Riding; suspended 14-26 August
R Hutchings | Foxton 11 August; Struck mount (DEFIANT) forward of shoulder and used whip in excessive and unnecessary manner when out of contention; fined $500
M Sweeney | Waikato 13 August; Careless Riding; suspended 14-27 August
T Thornton | Waikato 13 August; Modified Body Protector in her possession; fined $200
P Hamblin | Canterbury 13 August; subject to three week stand-down after suffering from concussion

Trainer Penalties
S Clotworthy | Whangarei 5 August; Presented horse with incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

Horse Actions
LAGERFELD | Canterbury 10 August; laceration off foreleg; vet clearance required
ROSE AND STORM | Foxton 11 August; raced greenly and gave ground quickly 800m; required to trial satisfactorily
HERITAGE | Taupo 12 August; hung badly and ran off; required to trial satisfactorily
QUICKASUCAN | Waikato 13 August; possible respiratory condition; vet clearance required
BULGINBAAH | Waikato 13 August; lame left foreleg; vet clearance required


Harness

Non Raceday Hearing
RJ Butt | Ashburton TC 6 June 2011; False and misleading statement to Stewards - suspended conclusion of racing 14 August up to and including 26 August 2011 plus $400 fine.

Driver Charges
BM Thomas | Adjourned from NZ Metropolitan TC 4 August; Excessive use of the whip - $250 fine.
RD Holmes | Rangiora TC 14 August; Failing to keep straight in home straight denying access to Passing Lane - $300.
KP O’Connor | Rangiora TC 14 August ; Excessive use of the whip - suspended up to and including 26 August 2011.


Greyhound

M Beeson | fined $200 for negligence when driving the lure he allowed the leading dog to catch the lure thus causing the abandonment of the race at Palmerston North on 8 August.
A Bowen | fined $50 for failing to catch a dog as arranged at Auckland GRC on 14 August.
Race 10 at Christchurch GRC on 12 August was abandoned when the lids failed to open fully thereby not giving all runners a fair start.