NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 April 2012

posted Apr 16, 2012, 4:26 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
V Johnston | Otaki 10 April; left Riders area without permission; fined $100.
E Lloyd | Otaki 10 April; careless riding; suspended 11-19 April inclusive.
K Williams | Otago 12 April; careless riding; suspended 15-26 April inclusive.
R Hutchings | Manawatu 13 April; careless riding; suspended 19-23 April inclusive.
S Collett | Auckland 14 April; weighed in 1kg in excess of weigh out weight; fined $100.
C Van Der Werf | Canterbury 14 April; careless riding; suspended 22-26 April inclusive.
M McNab | Waipa 16 April; rode in non-approved body protector; fined $500.

Trainer Penalties
T Shepherd | Manawatu 13 April; late in birdcage; fined $50.
J Bridgman | Canterbury 14 April; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
S McKee | Canterbury 14 April; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
B Gillovic | Waipa 16 April; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Actions
Nil.

Harness

Driver Penalties
C De Filippi | Reefton 13 April; improper use of whip; fined $100.
T Hall | Franklin 13 April; improper driving (inside pylons); suspended up to and including 2 June.
S Phillips | Franklin 13 April; careless driving; fined $350.
D Blakemore | Franklin 13 April; careless driving; fined $150.
B Barclay | Winton 15 April; struck another runner with whip; fined $200.
B Thomas | Banks Peninsula 15 April; excessive use of whip; suspended up to and including 26 April and fined $200.
T Chmiel | Banks Peninsula 15 April; excessive use of whip; fined $250.
R Reekie | Banks Peninsula 15 April; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
M Stratford | Banks Peninsula 15 April; excessive use of whip; fined $200
M Hjalmarsson | Banks Peninsula 15 April; dropped foot from sulky; fined $100.

Trainer Penalties
D Balle/O Gillies | Adjourned from Hawera 7 April; incorrect gear; fined $150.
P Scaife | Adjourned from Hawera 7 April; incorrect gear; fined $150.
J Hay | Reefton 13 April; late scratching; fined $200.
G Dixon | Franklin 13 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.
A Hastie | Banks Peninsula 15 April; incorrect saddlecloth number; fined $200.

Protests
ONSLOW HANOVER | Reefton 13 April; relegated from 2nd to 6th; causing interference.
RAIN FOREST | Franklin 13 April; relegated from 1st to 8th; causing interference.
KEYSTONE DEL | Franklin 13 April; disqualified from 3rd; racing inside pylons.

Horse Penalties/Actions
STRUTH WHATA PARTY | Hawera 9 April; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
NOT TODAY BAKER | Wairarapa 12 April; stood down for 14 days; poor racing performance.
WHERS BATTLER | Wairarapa 12 April; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
CORZIN TERROR | Reefton 13 April; veterinary clearance required; lame off fore leg.
GIANNIS BROMAC | Banks Peninsula 15 April; veterinary clearance required; heat stroke.


Greyhounds

Dog penalty
LEGEND BEE | Christchurch 10 April; marring; suspended for 1 month and must trial.

General
Race 9 at Cambridge on 12 April was abandoned after a lure breakdown.