NEWS IN BRIEF | 18 September 2017

posted Sep 17, 2017, 2:05 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 2:05 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S McKay | Wanganui 13 September; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

G Bourke | Otago 15 September; careless riding; suspended 16-29 September inclusive.

L Innes | Whangarei 16 September; failed to make weight; fined $100.

J Parkes | Whangarei 16 September; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M Tanaka | Marton 16 September; careless riding; suspended 17 September - 5 October inclusive.

T Allan | Marton 16 September; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

J McIlroy | Rotorua 17 September; unnecessary use of whip; suspended 18 September - 1 October inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

T Foley | Otago 15 September; incorrect gear; fined $50.

A Carston | Otago 15 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

YAMATO NADESHIKO | Marton 16 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

NGARIO | Rotorua 17 September; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Taranaki RI meeting scheduled for 14 September was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

T Lethaby | Waikato-Bay of Plenty 7 September (heard Auckland 15 September); excessive use of whip: suspended 16 September - 5 October inclusive.

L Chin | Auckland 15 September; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

R Reekie | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; drove in a manner diminishing chances; suspended 17 September 2017 - 15 March 2020 inclusive.

A Hutton | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

K Cameron | Methven 17 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 18 September - 6 October inclusive.

G O’Reilly | Methven 17 September; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.

R Payne | Methven 17 September; excessive use of whip; suspended 18 September - 8 October inclusive.

C Smith | Methven 17 September; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

L O’Reilly | Methven 17 September; drove with foot out of sulky; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

T Vince | Auckland 15 September; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.

R Kennedy | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

IDLE MOOSE | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; blood in nostril following race; veterinary clearance required.

THE FOOT TAPPER | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

HOT N FAST | Methven 17 September; late scratching after blood in nostril at start; must complete trial.


Protests

HE’S LIKE THE WIND | Auckland 15 September; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

BLOOD AND WHISKY | Auckland 15 September; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

SAUCHIEHALL | NZ Metropolitan 16 September; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

MAJESTIC MOMENT | Methven 17 September; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 6th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

G Ross and S Voyce | 11 September; weight offence; fined $100.

W Kite | Wanganui 13 September; failed to remove collar from dog before boxing; fined $200.

Starter J Richardson | Wanganui 13 September; allowed handler to remove dog from boxes to remove collar; fined $200.

S Codlin | Auckland 14 September; weight offence; fined $100.

R Wales | Christchurch 14 September; late to kennel runner; fined $50.


Dog Actions/Penalties

AURELIUS BALE | Christchurch 12 September; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

KOROIBETE | Christchurch 12 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.