NEWS IN BRIEF | 15 May 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 2:03 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 14, 2017, 2:04 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S Wynne | Ashburton 10 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M McNab | Hawke’s Bay 11 May; medical clearance required.

M Tanaka | Taranaki 13 May; careless riding; suspended 14-27 May inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

B Middlewood | Ashburton 10 May; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SALTED CARAMEL | Taranaki 13 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

DOUBLE TAP | Wairio 14 May; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Waipa RC meeting scheduled for 12 May was postponed until 15 May due to weather and track conditions.

The Rotorua RC meeting scheduled for 13 May was postponed until 21 May due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D O’Connell | Forbury Park 11 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

N Delany | Auckland 12 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

T Mitchell | Auckland 12 May; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

N Rasmussen | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; improper driving; fined $1,000.

P Hunter | Winton 9 April (heard Forbury Park 11 May); excessive use of whip; suspended 7 May - 1 June inclusive.

A Beck | Invercargill 30 April (heard Winton 13 May); careless driving; suspended 14 May - 28 September inclusive.

D Dunn | Timaru 14 May; careless driving; fined $350.

C Ferguson | Timaru 14 May; unnecessary use of whip; fined $400.


Trainer Penalties

R Paynter | Auckland 12 May; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

G Smith | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; late on to track; fined $100.

G & J Knight | Winton 13 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.

L Jones | Timaru 14 May; colour fee; fined $25.

G Payne | Timaru 14 May; colour fee; fined $25.

K & T Barron | Timaru 14 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

ROCKNROLL PRINCESS | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ | Winton 13 May; indifferent in action; veterinary clearance required.

IDEAL ART | Winton 13 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

MAJOR PATRON | Timaru 14 May; late scratching after warming up lame; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

STRESS FACTOR | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; excessive galloping during running; disqualified from 4th.

PARAMOUNT KING | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

B D SON | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

ROYAL SHINE | NZ Metropolitan 12 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

LITTLE ROCKET | Winton 13 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

A Turnwald | Palmerston North 8 May; weight offence; fined $100.

ID Steward G Crosland | Palmerston North 8 May; failed to correctly identify a runner; fined $50.

B Goldsack | Waikato 11 May; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Action/Penalty

PAT ALLIE | Otago 9 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete middle-distance trial.


General

Race 3 at Palmerston North GRC meeting of 8 May was abandoned after the lure arm fell off during the race.

Race 10 at Wanganui GRC meeting of 12 May was abandoned after a dog fell and ran back towards the field.