NEWS IN BRIEF | 16 May 2016

posted May 15, 2016, 2:59 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 15, 2016, 2:59 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Allpress | Waipa 11 May; careless riding; suspended 15-20 May inclusive.

M McNab | Otaki-Maori 12 May; failed to make weight; fined $300.

C Barnes | Wairio 15 May; careless riding; suspended 16-22 May inclusive.

J Lowry | Wairio 15 May; excessive use of whip; fined $350.


Horse Action/Penalty

FLASH GRIS | Rotorua 14 May; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Golding | NZ Metropolitan 29 April (heard Forbury Park 13 May); excessive use of whip; suspended 20-22 May inclusive.

R Austin | Timaru 15 May; drove for distance with foot out of sulky rest; fined $100.

S McNally | Timaru 15 May; careless driving; fined $250.


Trainer Penalty

G & N Hope | NZ Metropolitan 14 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SANTANNA MAGIC | Manawatu 12 May; broke and took no part; stood down for 28 days.

MOONROCK | Forbury Park 13 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

HIGHLAND REIGN | Timaru 15 May; bled and suffered from atrial fibrillation; stood down for 30 days and veterinary certificate including ECG and trial required.


Protests

ITS ELVIS | Forbury Park 13 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSON | Auckland 14 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S Evans | Christchurch 5 May (heard 8 May); placed dog in incorrect box at start; fined $100.

M Black | Waikato 12 May; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.

M Grant | Christchurch 12 May; failed to comply with dress code; fined $50.

W Kite | Wanganui 13 May; weight offence; fined $100.

J Smith (Starter) | Christchurch 6 May (heard 14 May); failed to ensure boxes were switched to correct mode causing false start; fined $100.


Dog Penalty

RUBEUS HAGRID | Waikato 12 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial (subsequently rescinded due to serious injury).