NEWS IN BRIEF | 17 March 2014

posted Mar 15, 2014, 11:31 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 15, 2014, 11:32 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Turner | Egmont 10 March; celebratory gesture; fined $100.

S Wynne | Ashburton 14 March; failed to weigh in; fined $200.

M Sweeney | Wellington 15 March; careless riding; suspended 17-27 March inclusive.

J Parkes | Wellington 15 March; excessive use of whip; fined $1000.


Horse Penalties/Actions

FERGALICIOUS | Egmont 10 March; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

RASCAL | South Waikato 12 March; bled; stood down for 3 months.

GHOSTINTHEMACHINE | Ashburton 14 March; late scratching when found to be suffering from a virus; veterinary clearance required.

HOLY SMOKE | Wellington 15 March; upper respiratory condition; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

RED DAKOTA | Waikato 15 March; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.


General

The Waipa RC meeting scheduled for 12 March at Te Awamutu was abandoned due to unsuitable track conditions.

The Wyndham RC meeting scheduled for 16 March at Wyndham was abandoned due to unsuitable track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

G McEwan | Invercargill 11 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 12-18 March inclusive.

C Ferguson | Winton 15 March; careless driving; fined $300.

D Gordon | Winton 15 March; medical clearance required.

B Weaver | Manawatu 16 March; careless driving; suspended 17 March  - 1 April inclusive.

A Poutama | Manawatu 16 March; careless driving; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

A Herlihy | Auckland 14 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

G Small | Manawatu 16 March; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Penalties/Actions

KAYLEA BOLTER | Invercargill 11 March; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial.

SHORTYS BEST | Invercargill 11 March; elevated heart rate; veterinary clearance required.

DOUBLE IMPACT | Invercargill 11 March; elevated heart rate and nasal discharge; veterinary clearance required.

SEYMOUR | Manawatu 13 March; took no part; stood down for 14 days.

ALTA TALLYHO | Auckland 14 March; blood found in trachea; veterinary clearance required.

LIFESOFINE | NZ Metropolitan 14 March; respiratory infection; veterinary clearance required.

STARCOLA | Winton 15 March; sore in near hind hock; veterinary clearance required.

ERIC CLAPTON | Winton 15 March; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.

INNUENDO | Manawatu 16 March; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.


Protests

FLORETA | Invercargill 11 March; denied a fair start; declared a non-starter.

YOGI JOHNSON | Auckland 14 March; excessive galloping during race; relegated to 4th.

JOMO | Auckland 14 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

THE WRATH OF ROBYN | Winton 15 March; caused interference; disqualified from 1st.

SUCCESSFUL WOMAN | Manawatu 16 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

WASHINGTON DIVA | Manawatu 16 March; denied a fair start; declared a non-starter.


General

The Akaroa TC meeting scheduled for 16 March at Motukarara was abandoned due to adverse weather and track conditions.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

C Roberts | Christchurch 14 March; late to kennel dog; fined $50.

M Martin | Tokoroa 16 March; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.