NEWS IN BRIEF | 18 January 2016

posted Jan 17, 2016, 1:27 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 17, 2016, 1:28 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S Wynne | Westland 13 January; careless riding; suspended 17 January - 3 February inclusive.

A Schwerin | Matamata 15 January; careless riding; suspended 17 January - 4 February inclusive.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Armour | Northern Southland 14 January; careless driving; fined $375.

J Abernethy | Kapiti Coast 15 January; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

P Young | Kapiti Coast 15 January; careless driving; fined $750.


Trainer Penalties

B Gray | Northern Southland 14 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Nicholas | Kapiti Coast 15 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Weaver | Kapiti Coast 15 January; late presenting horse to race; fined $200.

N McGrath | NZ Metropolitan 15 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Smolenski | Banks Peninsula 17 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Action/Penalty

BET ON JESS | Banks Peninsula 17 January; late scratching after being injured en route to course; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

LUNDQVIST | Kapiti Coast 17 January; excessive galloping in straight; disqualified from 2nd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S Hindson | Christchurch 12 January; weight offence; fined $100.

J Tanner | Christchurch 12 January; weight offence (2 charges); fined $200.

A McCook & J Jopson | Christchurch 12 January; weight offence (2 charges); fined $200.

I Fensom | Christchurch 12 January; weight offence; fined $100.

R Adcock | Otago 12 January; failed to present papers; fined $50.

G Tapiki | Christchurch 14 January; failed to arrange a catcher; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

ADRENALIN KICK | Otago 12 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

MARK BE GOOD | Otago 12 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

NIGHT PEARL | Wellington 15 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial (stand down subsequently rescinded after found to have serious injury).

CALL ME BLUE | Auckland 17 January; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.