NEWS IN BRIEF | 17 October 2011

posted Oct 17, 2011, 11:15 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 11:58 AM by Concussion Testing ]
Thoroughbred 

Rider Penalties/Actions 
L Callaway | Winton 12 October; careless riding; suspended 17-30 October inclusive.
L Whelan | Hastings 13 October; careless riding; suspended 17-22 October inclusive.
M Hudson | Hastings 13 October; failing to weigh in; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
M & G Eade | Winton 12 October; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
A Scott | Hastings 13 October; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
F Auret | Hastings 13 October; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
L Saunders | Counties 14 October; presented horse with incorrect gear; fined $100.
D Dwyer | Counties 14 October; raced horse without declared gear; fined $100.
B McDonald | Rotorua 15 October; late declaration of rider; fined $100.
A MacGregor | Rotorua 15 October; presented horse with incorrect gear; fined $100.
Lowry/Cullen | Wanganui 15 October; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
J Wheeler | Ellerslie 16 October; presented horse with incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Actions
ROYAL AMETHYST | Winton 12 October; racing manners; must trial.
TOMS MYTH | Ellerslie 16 October; pulled up lame: vet cert required prior to racing next.
CLARE FITZ | Ashburton 16 October; late scratched; vet cert required prior to racing next.

Harness

General
TIP YOUR HAT LOUI, AWESOME PROSPECT and GLENALVON were all late scratched at Addington on 14 October following a stable inspection on the property of Trainer M Smolenski. RIU enquiries are continuing.

Driver Penalties
G Anderson | Addington 11 October; lack of vigour over concluding stages; suspended up to and including 11 December and fined $300.
R Reekie | Addington 11 October; careless driving; fined $250.
S Phillips | Alexandra Park 14 October; careless driving; fined $200.
G Smith | Addington 14 October (adjourned from 11 October); broken driving engagement; fined $100.
T Robertson | Winton 16 October; started from incorrect barrier position; fined $250.
A Beck | Winton 16 October; started from incorrect barrier position; fined $350.
J Cox | Winton 16 October; used whip in improper manner; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
M Burley | Addington 11 October; incorrect gear; fined $100.
J Green/B Hughes | Alexandra Park 14 October; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $200.

Horse Penalties/Actions
FINNIE FALCON | Addington 11 October; racing manners; must trial.
MILLIONAIRE | Addington 11 October; disqualified from 4th for causing interference.
SAMELIA | Alexandra Park 14 October; relegated to 6th for causing interference.
SIR LINCOLN | Alexandra Park; disqualified from 3rd for causing interference.

Greyhound

General
The RIU is investigating an irregularity in the urine sample of HAVE A YAP trained by D Schofield following the running of the Jet Pets Sister Cities Cup at Addington on 22 September 2011.
The Waikato GRC meeting of 13 October was abandoned due to adverse track conditions.

Trainer/Handler Penalties
A Lee | Addington 13 October; weight offence; fined $100.

Dog Penalties/Actions
ENAZUMA | Palmerston North 10 October; failing to pursue; suspended for 1 month and must trial.
CAWBOURNE DUDE | Palmerston North 10 October; failing to pursue; suspended for 1 month and must trial.
WATCH DUTCH GAYE | Forbury Park 11 October; unsatisfactory performance; must trial.
HAMPDEN PRIDE | Forbury Park 11 October; unsatisfactory performance; must trial.