NEWS IN BRIEF | 17 February 2014

posted Feb 16, 2014, 11:54 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 16, 2014, 11:55 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

K Myers | Auckland 12 February; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 14 February).

V Johnston | Wanganui 13 February; medical clearance required.

A Morgan | Southland 15 February; careless riding; suspended 17-28 February inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

J Scott | Wanganui 13 February; incorrect gear; fined $50.

J Lupton | Wanganui 13 February; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Penalties/Actions

SHARKI BRAHMA | Wanganui 13 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SAVARHYS | Auckland 15 February; ran off home turn; must complete trial on right-handed track before next right-handed start.

I JUST ROCKED UP | Southland 15 February; late scratching after refusing to enter barrier; must complete barrier trial.

SNIP IN TIME | Southland 15 February; late scratching after injuring itself leaving birdcage; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

M Edmonds | Banks Peninsula 14 February; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

T Chmiel | NZ Metropolitan 15 February; improper use of whip; fined $250.

A Black | Invercargill 16 February; used whip outside confines of sulky striking sulky disc; suspended 17-22 February inclusive.

R Swain | Invercargill 16 February; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

J Abernethy | Waikato 13 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Green | Auckland 14 February; late scratching with insufficient reason; fined $350.

L Chin | Auckland 14 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Purdon | Auckland 14 February; late scratching with insufficient reason; fined $200.

D Reardon | NZ Metropolitan 15 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

D Mitchell | NZ Metropolitan 15 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Donnelly | Stratford 16 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions

RESCARN | Invercargill 11 February; broke several times in running; must complete 2 trials.

BRINDY | Invercargill 16 February; heart murmur; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

THE BOG | NZ Metropolitan 15 February; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 8th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

D Poutama & E Doody | Palmerston North 10 February; weight offence; fined $100.

J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 14 February; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

MR. JOHNNY | Christchurch 14 February; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

GOLDSTAR MARIO | Southland 16 February; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

SAN SEBASTIAN | Southland 16 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.