NEWS IN BRIEF | 18 May 2015

posted May 17, 2015, 4:40 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated May 17, 2015, 4:40 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

H Tinsley | Rangitikei 16 May; failed to make weight; fined $100.

S Wynne | Riverton 17 May; careless riding; suspended 18-23 May inclusive.

D Miller | Riverton 17 May; medical clearance required.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MATANGI BOY | Waipa 13 May; late scratching at start when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

PRIZE LORD | Waipa 13 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

BIG HOSS | South Canterbury 15 May; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete barrier trial.

NELLS BELLE | Waikato 16 May; late scratching at start when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.


General

Race 8 at Otaki-Maori RC meeting of 14 May was abandoned due to poor visibility.


Harness


Driver Penalties

G Cronin | Waikato 14 May; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 15 May - 23 July inclusive.

G Cronin | Waikato 14 May; excessive and unnecessary use of whip; suspended 24 July - 31 August inclusive.

J Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; started from incorrect barrier position; fined $250.

F Service | Invercargill 16 May; miscounted rounds; suspended 17 May - 16 July inclusive.

J Cox | Invercargill 16 May; careless driving; fined $350.

A Edge | Oamaru 17 May; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

D Reardon | Oamaru 17 May; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

J Ovens | Oamaru 17 May; breach of push out rule; fined $50.

T Chmiel | Oamaru 17 May; careless driving; fined $450.


Trainer Penalties

A & L Neal | Non raceday heard 7 May; presented runner with prohibited substance; fined $5,500.

C Dalgety | Waikato 14 May; colour fee; fined $25.

B Weaver | Manawatu 15 May; incorrect gear (2 charges); fined $200.

J Gameson | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

M Jones | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

C & J De Filippi | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

G & N Hope | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

B Purdon| NZ Metropolitan 15 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

R Green | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Woodhouse | Invercargill 16 May; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

W Jennens | Manawatu 17 May; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

JASINSKY | Waikato 14 May; late scratching after failing to move to barrier position; stood down for 14 days.

SMOKIN BIRD | NZ Metropolitan 15 May; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

FIRST FLIGHT IN | Invercargill 16 May; fell in running; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

REGAL SUZY | Oamaru 17 May; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

VENTIMIGLIA | Waikato 30 January; presented with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

BIM BOM BAY | Manawatu 17 May; excessive galloping; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

M Lin | Christchurch 12 May; failed to catch dog as arranged; fined $50.

H Anderton | Christchurch 14 May; failed to produce papers; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

REBEL AWAY | Palmerston North 11 May; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial (Stand down subsequently rescinded on 13 May).

OUR CHARLOTTE | Christchurch 12 May; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.


General

The Otago GRC of 12 May was abandoned after Race 2 due to an unsafe track.