NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 January 2017

posted Jan 14, 2017, 11:03 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 14, 2017, 11:03 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

R Firdhaus | Westland 11 January; incompetent riding; suspended 15 January - 18 February inclusive.

W Papier | Westland 11 January; made contact with another rider prior to weighing in; fined $125.

R Firdhaus | Westland 11 January; made contact with another rider prior to weighing in; fined $125.

L Innes | Auckland 14 January; careless riding; suspended 15-22 January inclusive.

G Cooksley | Auckland 14 January; failed to make weight; fined $200.

K Mudhoo | Wellington 14 January; careless riding; suspended 22 January - 4 February inclusive.

L Hemi | Wellington 14 January; medical clearance required.


Horse Actions/Penalties

DUKE STREET | Matamata 13 January; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete barrier trial.

NOTHIN’ ON ME | Auckland 14 January; unsatisfactory trial; must complete trial.

SAINTED PEARL | Wellington 14 January; late scratching after rearing backwards behind the barriers; must complete barrier trial.

ACQUILO | Wellington 14 January; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

ROSSO CORSA | Auckland 14 January; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

The Kumara RC meeting scheduled for 14 January was abandoned due to track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

N Purdon | Oamaru 11 January; failed to maintain position behind mobile; fined $100.

L McCormick | Akaroa 11 December (heard Nelson 13 January); careless driving; suspended 16-27 January inclusive.

J Curtin | Nelson 13 January; failed to activate removable gear; fined $100.

D Dunn | Nelson 15 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

T Mitchell | Waikato 13 January; colour fee; fined $25.

A Holdaway | Waikato 13 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Villiger | Waikato 15 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J Kriechbaumer | Waikato 15 January; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SUNNIVUE FLASH | Oamaru 11 January; fell in running; must complete trial.

PASSION FLOWER | Oamaru 11 January; swung sideways before start; must complete a standing start trial.

BEST DEFENCE | Oamaru 11 January; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

REMISS | Oamaru 11 January; broke in score up and lost chance; must complete trial.

SMITHY | Nelson 15 January; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.


Protest

PASSION FLOWER | Oamaru 11 January; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

L Ahern | Palmerston North 9 January; weight offence; fined $100.

A McCook & J Jopson | Christchurch 13 January; failed to produce papers; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

AMERICAN WARRIOR | Christchurch 12 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial (subsequently found to have serious injury).

SOPOAGA | Christchurch 12 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial (subsequently completed on 13 January).

BRONSTER | Wanganui 13 January; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.