NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 July 2012

posted Jul 16, 2012, 4:47 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties/Actions
S Phelan | Wellington 14 July; celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties
G & D Rogerson | Wanganui 12 July; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Actions
PENUSHKA | Counties 11 July; lame right foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.
ISHETICKLISH | Counties 11 July; refused to enter barriers; required to trial.
LIFELINE | Counties 11 July; lame right foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.
CELESTIAL | Sth Canterbury 13 July; bled; three month stand down.
SWEET BUT NEAT | Sth Canterbury 13 July; ran off; required to trial.
NADS | Sth Canterbury 13 July; tied up; vet cert of fitness required.
HADLOW | Sth Canterbury 13 July; lame left foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.

Relegations
AU NATUREL | Sth Canterbury 13 July; relegated 2nd to 3rd


Harness

General
An enquiry was opened and adjourned from race 1 “Coca Cola Mobile Pace” at the Auckland Trotting Club meeting on Friday 13th July after a fall racing into the first bend. AWESOME DESIRE fell which resulted in driver F Cooney being transported to Auckland Hospital with a serious head injury. The race was officially abandoned by the Stewards after Mr. Cooney was left lying on the track in a dangerous position.

Driver Penalties
M Perriton | Rangiora 15 July; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
A Grayling | Cambridge 12 July; incorrect gear; fined $100.
P Howlett | Rangiora 15 July; failed to notify gear; fined $100.
P & L Jones | Rangiora 15 July; failed to notify gear; fined $100.

Protests
Nil

Horse Penalties/Actions
TOWER OF SONG | Ashburton 13 July; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
EARLS BULLER GIRL | Ashburton 13 July; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
CLASSY BOYZ | Ashburton 13 July; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
CRUSHINGTON | Rangiora 15 July; stood down for 1 trial; barrier manners prior to start.
CLASSIEAYR | Rangiora 15 July; veterinary clearance required; laceration to nearside knee.

Greyhounds

General
Race 5 at Southland GRC on 10 July was abandoned after a lure breakdown.

Dog penalties
BEATRIX KIDDO | Waikato 12 July; unsatisfactory performance; required to complete a satisfactory trial.
NOVAS FORTUNE | Christchurch 13 July; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete a satisfactory trial.

Trainer penalty
J McInerney | Palmerston North 9 July; failing to scratch on time; fined $150.