NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 March 2015

posted Mar 15, 2015, 1:14 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 2:31 PM by Karin Attwood ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Bothamley | Non raceday dated 9 March; rode with prohibited substance in system; suspended 6-19 March inclusive and costs of $150.

N Teeluck | Wellington 14 March (from 21 February); excessive use of whip; fined $300.

D Bradley | Wellington 14 March; careless riding; suspended 15-22 March inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

D Crozier | Ashburton 13 March; late declaration of rider; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BATTLE CREEK | Egmont 9 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

GOLDEN SHELLS | Ashburton 13 March; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

COUP DARCI BE | Ashburton 13 March; sore in hind quarters; veterinary clearance required.

DRAGONS DEN | Ashburton 13 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

LILYPUT | Waikato 14 March; lame left foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

MY SWISSMISS | Wyndham 15 March; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete barrier trial.

KOFFEE ‘N’ KREAM | Wyndham 15 March; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

K Barclay | Invercargill 10 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 11-14 March inclusive.

A White | Timaru 12 March; medical clearance required.

M Maynard | Timaru 12 March; careless driving; fined $400.

S Yoakley | Waikato 15 March; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 16 March - 31 May inclusive.

J Abernethy | Waikato 15 March; excessive use of whip; fined $550.

J Ovens | Waimate 15 March; unnecessary use of whip; fined $150.


Trainer Penalties

B Purdon | Auckland 13 March; failed to affix bandage so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Gibson-Smith | Winton 14 March (from 10 March); incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Schumacher | Waikato 15 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

NEAT N PETITE | Invercargill 10 March; late scratching when lame in hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

BLUE BIRD | Waikato 15 March; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.

BETA B QUICK | Waikato 15 March; unsatisfactory performance; stood down for 14 days.

ELUSIVE FLIGHT | Waimate 15 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ANOTHER CRUSHER | Invercargill 10 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

ARRAN CHIEF | Waimate 15 March; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer Penalties

W Hodgson | Non raceday dated 4 March; used improper language towards a Steward; fined $400 and costs of $750.

C Roberts | Christchurch 12 March; failed to arrange catchers; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

HOMEBUSH MELVIN | Wanganui 11 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

GOODTIME ALANNAH | Wanganui 11 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.