NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 January 2012

posted Jan 16, 2012, 4:37 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
J McDonald | Waikato 12 January; careless riding; suspended 15-20 January inclusive.
J McDonald | Waikato 12 January; careless riding; suspended 21-27 January inclusive; under appeal.
D Lui | Westland 12 January; careless riding; suspended 14-20 January inclusive.
A Forbes | Paeroa 13 January; careless riding; suspended 20-27 January inclusive.
K Myers | Marton 14 January; careless riding; suspended 22-26 January inclusive.
B Lammas | Marton 14 January; failure to make weight; fined $200.
H Tinsley | Marton 14 January; failure to make weight; fined $400.
C Lunn | Greymouth 14 January; careless riding; 15-26 January inclusive.
D Nolan | Hawke’s Bay 15 January; careless riding; suspended 22-29 January inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
K & L Rae | Westland 12 January; incorrect saddle cloth; fined $100.
R Manning | Auckland 14 January; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
S Ralph | Auckland 14 January; incorrect gear; fined $50.
J Mason | Marton 14 January; leather reins; fined $100.
S McKee | Marton 14 January; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Actions
Beaver Fever | Paeroa 13 January; pulled up after bucking early stages; required to trial.
Katydid | Auckland 14 January; uncompetitive; required to trial.
Tindall | Hawke’s Bay 15 January; late scr after rearing in barriers; required to trial.

General
The Westland at Hokitika meeting of 11 January was postponed to 12 January due to unsafe track conditions.

Harness

Driver Penalties
M Edmonds | Marlborough 13 January; used whip outside confines of sulky; fined $200.
L Neal | Cambridge 13 January; careless driving; suspended up to and including 3rd February.
D Branch | Cambridge 13 January; careless driving; suspended from conclusion of racing 15th January up to and including 29 January.
B Orange | Marlborough 15 January; careless driving; fined $200.
M Teaz | Morrinsville 15 Janaury; excessive use of whip; suspended up to and including 22 January.
T Macfarlane | Morrinsville 15 January; careless driving; fined $250.

Trainer Penalties
S Reid | Cambridge 13 January; late scratching; fined $200.
S Reid | Cambridge 13 January; incorrect gear; fined $200.
N McGrath | Marlborough 13 January; incorrect gear; fined $200.
C & J De Filippi | Marlborough 15 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Protest
REGAL ENCOUNTER | Cambridge 13 January; relegated from 3rd to 6th; causing interference.
SIMON SIVAD | Marlborough 15 January; relegated from 1st to 7th; causing interference.
CAM BEFORE THE STORM | Marlborough 15 January; relegated from 1st to 2nd; causing interference.

Horse Penalties/Actions
AMUSED | Morrinsville 15 January; stood down for 14 days; racing performance.
CASANOVA CULLEN | Morrinsville 15 January; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalties
D Stapleton | Otago 10 January; breach of weight rule; fined $100.
J McInerney | Wanganui 11 January; failing to present papers; fined $50.

Dog penalties
MOODY TUNES | Cambridge 12 January; failing to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must trial.