NEWS IN BRIEF | 1 August 2011

posted Jul 31, 2011, 7:41 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Aug 9, 2011, 7:15 PM by Concussion Testing ]
THOROUGHBRED 

T Arumugam | Paeroa 27 July; Excessive use of the whip on DIVINE MISS EM; fined $200
D Mo | Matamata 29 July; Excessive use of the whip on CHLOE KEEPER; fined $150
M Vance | Taumarunui 30 July; Excessive use of whip on ABBOTTABAD; fined $200
M Hamilton | Oamaru 31 July; Failed to scratch horse before prescribed time; fined $150
S Spratt | Admitted a breach of Rule 610 (4), in that she had in her possession a body protector which did not comply with the NZTR rules of racing.  The said Body Protector was confiscated by Stewards, 610 (3).  Miss S Spratt was fined  $200.00 by the Judicial Committe

Horses SOCUS (Paeroa 27 July) and KING OF THE DESERT (Taumarunui 30 July) both bled for the second occasion and are now barred from any future racing in NZ. Following a trials meeting held at Counties on 19 July 2011, Miss e.

ROLY POLY which bled at Levin on 30 July is subject to the mandatory three month stand down from racing for a first time bleeder.

Charges laid against riders R Stam and H Wiki who both returned positive tests to routine drug testing conducted at Trentham on Saturday 16 July are to be heard at Awapuni on Tuesday 2 August.


HARNESS

NON RACEDAY HEARINGS
TJ Cowan | Thames HRC 9 January; Misconduct - $450 fine plus $250 costs to JCA.
WR Heads | Forbury Park TC 16 June; Misconduct - Horseman's licence suspended for 3 months 1 August up to and including 31 October 2011, plus $600 fine and $300 costs to JCA.

PROTESTS
DENNY H | Manukau TC 29 July; relegated from first to fourth placing - Lapped On rule.

DRIVER CHARGES
NP Williamson | Adjourned from NZ Metropolitan TC 22 July; Use of whip outside confines - $200 fine.
AK Beecroft | NZ Metropolitan TC 29 July; Unnecessary use of whip - $200 fine
RJ Butt | NZ Metropolitan TC 29 July; Misconduct - $400 fine.
JJ Young | NZ Metropolitan TC 29 July; Careless driving - suspended up to and including 9 August 2011.


GREYHOUND

A McCook/J Jopson | fined $100 for weight infringement with SEISMIC STORM at Otago GRC on 26 July 2011.
J McInerney | fined $100 for weight infringement with JIMMY HAKA at Wanganui GRC on 27 July 2011.
CALLAHAN | ordered to complete Satisfactory Trial after race at Christchurch GRC on 28 July 2011.
OHOKA BELLA | ordered to complete Satisfactory Trial after race at Christchurch GRC on 29 July 2011.
Trainers A & J Hall were fined $1600 and FREDDY HALL disqualified after returning a positive swab at Wanganui on 27 May 2011.
Trainer B Johnston was fined $1700 and IMPERATIVE disqualified after returning a positive swab at Palmerston North on 16 May 2011.
SHEEZA MEESHA | stood down for 28 days under Rule 80.1.b. after failing to pursue the lure at Wanganui GRC on 29 July 2011.