NEWS IN BRIEF | 1 August 2016

posted Jul 31, 2016, 12:07 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jul 31, 2016, 12:07 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

R Grant | Waipa 27 July; medical clearance required.

S O’Malley | Manawatu 28 July; failed to ride mount to finish; suspended 29 July - 25 August inclusive.

E Farr | Avondale 29 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 31 July - 4 August inclusive.

A Kuru | Avondale 29 July; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

S Karnicnik | Avondale 29 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

T Harris | Non raceday dated 26 July; placed bets; fined $850.

C Lammas | Taumarunui 29 July; failed to ride mount to finish; fined $400.


Trainer Penalty

J Bliss | Taumarunui 30 July; omitted lead bag when saddling; fined $300.


Horse Actions/Penalties

KIRSTEE | Avondale 29 July; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

UNDISCOVERED | Taumarunui 29 July; lame right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Levin RC meeting of 30 July was abandoned after Race 6 due to surface water on the track and a lack of visibility.


Harness


Driver Penalties

K Butt | Rangiora 24 July; (heard NZ Metropolitan 29 July); drove with modified helmet; fined $350.

P Borcoskie | NZ Metropolitan 29 July; drove with foot out of footrest; suspended 30 July - 7 August inclusive.

B Cusdin | NZ Metropolitan 29 July; careless driving; suspended 30 July - 11 August inclusive.

R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; approached barrier out of position; fined $250.


Horse Action/Penalty

MELANIE OHARA | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.


Protests

GEORGE | Auckland 29 July; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

HOPEFUL HARRIET | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

M Lozell | Auckland 31 July; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

NEISY’S BABE | Otago 26 July; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

NESSIE ALLAN | Christchurch 28 July; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.