NEWS IN BRIEF | 19 December 2016

posted Dec 18, 2016, 2:00 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 18, 2016, 2:00 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

C Lammas | Manawatu 17 December; medical clearance required.

R Myers | Manawatu 17 December; medical clearance required.

D Turner | Manawatu 18 December; weighed in 1kg over weighed out weight; fined $350.


Horse Actions/Penalties

SHANDY | Levin 15 December; bled; stood down for 3 months.

SKY IDEA | Waikato 17 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

HIGHLAND PARK | Waikato 17 December; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

HOTSHOT LASS | Manawatu 18 December; late scratching after failing to load; must complete barrier trial.

COURT JESTER | Tapanui 18 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


General

The Manawatu RC meeting of 17 December was abandoned after Race 1 and postponed until Sunday due to the state of the track.

The Tapanui RC meeting of 18 December was abandoned after Race 8.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Donnelly | Manawatu 15 December; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

J Curtin | NZ Metropolitan 16 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

M Hurrell | NZ Metropolitan 16 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 18-23 December inclusive.

A Beck | Wyndham 13 November (heard Invercargill 24 November); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 18-29 December and fined $480 with costs of $220 to RIU.

J Morrison | Rangiora 18 December; medical clearance required.

J Geddes | Rangiora 18 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

B Hutton | Manawatu 13 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

S Telfer & C Garlick | Auckland 16 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

C Morrison | NZ Metropolitan 16 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.

C McDowell | NZ Metropolitan 16 December; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

N McGrath | Rangiora 18 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

TEXAS RULER | Manawatu 13 December; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with  veterinary clearance required.

MINIKIN | Manawatu 15 December; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

DIAMOND PRINCE | Manawatu 15 December; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.

LOTHARIO | NZ Metropolitan 16 December; lame right front leg; veterinary clearance required.

AIRHORSEONE | Wairio 17 December; broke in running; must complete trial.

THE NANS MAN | Rangiora 18 December; broke at start; must complete mobile trial.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

P Seque | Non raceday dated 7 December; failed to handle dogs while free of prohibited substance; suspended 1-29 December inclusive and costs of $187.50 to RIU.

B Wate | Non raceday dated 7 December; failed to handle dogs while free of prohibited substance; suspended 1-29 December inclusive and costs of $187.50 to RIU.


Dog Penalty

IDOL STAR | Southland 13 December; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

Race 5 at Christchurch GRC meeting of 16 December was declared a no race after the lure lost power in the home straight.