NEWS IN BRIEF | 19 December 2011

posted Dec 19, 2011, 11:11 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 11:40 AM by Concussion Testing ]
Thoroughbred  

Rider Penalties/Actions 
V Johnston | Manawatu 10 December; careless riding; suspended 16-24 December inclusive.

Trainer Penalties 
Nil.

Horse Actions 
Meleka Belle | Manawatu 17 December; bled; three month stand down.
Ballybit | Manawatu 17 December; cardiac arrhythmia; to trial and vet cert of fitness incl ECG required.


Harness

Driver Penalties 
D Gordon | Invercargill 13 December; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
S Lawson | Kumeu 13 December; broken driving engagement; fined $150.
S Lawson | Manawatu 15 December; driving in manner likely to cause interference; fined $200.
D McCormick | Timaru 15 December; breach push out rule; fined $200
J Thomas | Timaru 15 December; unavailable to take drive; fined $100.
B Mangos | Auckland 16 December; excessive use of whip/dropped foot from sulky; fined $300 & $100.
G O’ Reilly |Rangiora 18 December; careless driving; fined $300.
 
Trainer Penalties 
D Baynes | Invercargill 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
I Moody | Kumeu 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
S McMullan (agent)| Kumeu 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Dixon | Kumeu 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
A Stuart | Timaru 15 December; incorrect gear; fined $100
K Dixon | Timaru 15 December; failed to notify gear; fined $100.
D & C Butt | Auckland 16 December; incorrect gear; fined $150.
M Purdon/G Payne | Auckland 16 December; incorrect gear; fined $300
R Dunn | Auckland 16 December; gear malfunction; fined $200.
T Proctor | Wairio 17 December adjourned from Invercargill 13 December; gear come adrift; fined $50.
D Kaa | Wanganui 18 December; faulty gear; fined $200.

Protests 
GETAWAY DOUG | Kumeu 13 December; disqualified from 4th; breaking horse regulations.
PERIGO | Kumeu 13 December; relegated from 2nd to 3rd; lapped on.
HANNAH JAYE | Timaru 15 December; relegated from 2nd to 10th; causing interference.
ANVILS LIFESIGN | Timaru 15 December; disqualified from promoted 4th; breaking horse regulations.

Horse Penalties/Actions 
BOLTON EARL | Invercargill 13 December; stood down from mobiles for 1 trial; barrier manners.
HANNAH JAYE | Timaru 15 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
LATELASTNIGHT | Wairio 17 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
ALPE DHUEZ | Wanganui 18 December; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
BROKE | Wanganui 18 December; stood down 14 days; racing manners.
GEORGINA CASTLETON | Wanganui 18 December; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
STAR SEEKER | Rangiora 18 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
GAME AS NED KELLY | Rangiora 18 December; veterinary clearance required.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalties 
W Smith | Christchurch 16 December; late to retrieve dog for race; fined $50.
D D Schofield | Christchurch 22 September (hearing 12 December); positive swab with HAVE A YAP; fined $3000 and costs $500.

General 
The Cambridge meeting of 15 December was abandoned due to the unsafe nature of the track.