NEWS IN BRIEF | 1 May 2017

posted Apr 30, 2017, 3:12 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 1:42 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

R Hannam | Wellington 22 April (heard Feilding 25 April); excessive use of whip; suspended 1-3 May inclusive.

BR Jones | Avondale 25 April; medical clearance required.

V Colgan | Avondale 25 April; careless riding; suspended 30 April - 13 May inclusive.

T Wenn | Avondale 25 April; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

K Kwo | Otago 26 April; medical clearance required.

D Turner | Otago 26 April; failed to make weight; fined $200.

R Elliot | Appeal dated 26 April; excessive use of whip; suspension reduced by 2 days to and including 18 May; costs of $90 to RIU and $300 to JCA.

M Coleman | Cambridge 29 April; careless riding; suspended 7-20 May inclusive.

BR Jones | Hawke’s Bay 29 April; careless riding; suspended 4-6 May inclusive.

K Cowan | Hawke’s Bay 29 April; careless riding; suspended 5-11 May inclusive.


Trainer Penalty

M Brooks | Avondale 25 April; late rider declaration; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BLONDLIGN | Feilding 25 April; late scratching after failing to load; must complete trial.

HEAD OFFICE | Avondale 25 April; back muscle soreness; veterinary clearance required.

DEVIANT MISS | Avondale 25 April; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

DUVALL | Tauranga 26 April; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

LIGHT SHADOW | Cambridge 29 April; failed to leave barriers; must complete barrier trial.

HOMELAND | Marlborough 30 April; failed to leave barriers; must complete 2 trials.


General

Race 8 at Avondale JC on 25 April was abandoned due to safety reasons.


Harness


Driver Penalties

K Cameron | Timaru 27 April; excessive use of whip; suspended 28 April - 11 May inclusive.

S Golding | Timaru 27 April; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

B Mangos | Auckland 28 April; driving in a manner likely to cause interference; fined $550.

J Dunn | Ashburton 29 April; careless driving; fined $300.

G Crawford | Forbury Park 20 April (heard Invercargill 30 April); excessive use of whip; suspended 1-13 May inclusive.

P Hunter | Invercargill 30 April; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

J & J Dickie | Waikato 25 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J Young | Waikato 25 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.

S Phelan | Marlborough 28 April; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Actions/Penalties

KIWI TINTIN | Waikato 25 April; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.

ANOTHER WINDERMERE | Invercargill 30 April; slow recovery rate; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.


Protests

KOTARE ELITE | Timaru 27 April; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

BETTOR SENSATION | Timaru 27 April; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 3rd.


General

Race 10 at Invercargill HRC on 30 April was abandoned due to safety reasons.


Greyhounds


Dog Actions/Penalties

BERRIDALE LAD | Christchurch 27 April; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

OPAWA LEIGH | Wanganui 28 April; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.