NEWS IN BRIEF | 15 December 2014

posted Dec 14, 2014, 1:13 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 14, 2014, 1:13 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Magorrian | Hawke’s Bay 11 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 18-22 December inclusive.

B Hutton | Tauranga 12 December; careless riding; suspended 18-26 December inclusive.

V Johnston | Manawatu 13 December; careless riding; suspended 21-27 December inclusive.

J Riddell | Manawatu 13 December; careless riding; suspended 14-20 December inclusive.

L Magorrian | Auckland 10 December (heard 14 December); attempted to weigh out without a body protector; fined $400.

D Walker | Appeal dated 10 December; committed a dishonest act; disqualification reduced from 7 years to 5½ years.


Trainer Penalties

J Wheeler | Waikato 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $50.

D Guy | Waikato 13 December; late to declare rider; fined $100.

T Bambry | Manawatu 13 December; late to declare rider; fined $50.

T Cole | Manawatu 13 December; unauthorised late scratching; fined $200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ITSFORFREE | Auckland 10 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

FIAMETTE | Auckland 10 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

NEVERLAND | Tauranga 12 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

HIGH ROLLER | Auckland 14 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.


Protest

SAPERAVIOUS | Southland 13 December; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Abernethy | Hawera 11 December; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

Z Butcher | Auckland 12 December; careless driving; fined $250.

G Craw | NZ Metropolitan 13 December; careless driving; fined $250.

G O’Reilly | NZ Metropolitan 13 December; careless driving; fined $250.

B Dickens | Wanganui 14 December; failed to drive horse to finish; suspended 15 December - 9 January inclusive.

A Matthews | Wanganui 14 December; careless driving; fined $200.

A Lethaby | Akaroa 14 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 15-21 December inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

P & M O’Brien | Hawera 11 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

P Nairn | Akaroa 14 December; failed to notify driver by prescribed time; fined $50.

B Ward | Akaroa 14 December; failed to affix gear so as not to malfunction; fined $100.


Horse Penalties

MAJOR STRIDE | NZ Metropolitan 11 December; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.

JUBILEE PRINCESS | Auckland 12 December; fractured pastern; veterinary clearance required.

KATIE PETITE | Forbury Park 12 December; broke at start; must complete trial.

ALAN GOLIGHTLY | NZ Metropolitan 13 December; laceration to fetlock; veterinary clearance required.

UNCAS | NZ Metropolitan 13 December; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.

WOODLEA LEGEND | NZ Metropolitan 13 December; choked down and retired from race; veterinary clearance required.

COOL SON | Wanganui 14 December; late scratching after found to be lame in preliminary; veterinary clearance required.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

J Black & A Steele | Auckland 7 December (heard 11 December); failed to scratch by prescribed time; fined $150.


Dog Penalties

VEE MAN SPARKY | Christchurch 9 December; failed to pursue the lure (second offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

MISS TAKAMORI | Wanganui 13 December; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.