NEWS IN BRIEF | 18 March 2013

posted Mar 17, 2013, 1:40 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
T Direen | Ashburton 15 March; careless riding; suspended 18-23 March inclusive.
J Riddell | Wellington 16 March; unable to make weight; fined $200.

Trainer Penalty
B Harris | Ashburton 15 March; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Penalties/Actions
WASABI | South Waikato 13 March; late scratching after being injured in transit to races; veterinary clearance required.
PUZZLED | Ashburton 15 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
WHEN IN ROME | Ashburton 15 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
JUGGERNAUT ROCK | Wellington 16 March; fetlock injury; veterinary clearance required.

General
The Southland RC meeting on 17 March was abandoned after Race 1 due to the unsafe nature of the track.

Harness

Driver Penalties
L Hollis | Auckland 15 March; medical clearance required.
J Young | Akaroa 17 March; careless driving; fined $275.

Trainer Penalties
M Purdon | Auckland 15 March; colour fee; fined $25.
C Baynes & R Swain | Winton 16 March; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
P Kerr | Akaroa 17 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.
S McNally | Akaroa 17 March; no saddlecloth number; fined $100.
R Dunn | Akaroa 17 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
SO YOU THINK | NZ Metropolitan 15 March; late scratching after falling twice in preliminary; must complete trial.
ARMAZEN | NZ Metropolitan 15 March; broke in running; must complete trial.
BETTER NOT KNOWING | NZ Metropolitan 15 March; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.
TE KAWAU | Manawatu 17 March; late scratching after being found to be lame in left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.
LIFESOFINE | Manawatu 17 March; boot chafe; veterinary clearance required.
OURSJEAN | Akaroa 17 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

Protests
ZIMPLE | Auckland 15 March; denied a fair start; declared a non-runner.
ROXY BROMAC | Akaroa 17 March; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 13th.

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler Penalties
S Clark | Waikato 14 March; late for kennelling; fined $100.
J Harland | Wanganui 21 December and Waikato 24 December (heard 13 March); presented dogs with prohibited substances; disqualified 4 months and JCA costs of $150. DARLEK KHAN and CALL ME RALPH disqualified.

Dog Penalty
SAUCY TOMATO | Wanganui 13 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

General
Race 12 at the Tokoroa GRC on 17 March was abandoned after the lure broke down after 100 metres.