NEWS IN BRIEF | 1 October 2012

posted Sep 30, 2012, 1:55 PM by Rick Quirk

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
K Walters | Otago 26 September; medical clearance required.
J Waddell | Te Aroha 28 September; excessive use of whip; fined $175.
C Dell | Auckland 29 September; careless riding; suspended 4-11 October inclusive.
S Shirahama | Auckland 29 September; careless riding; suspended 6-11 October inclusive.
D Johnson | Auckland 29 September; careless riding; suspended 7-18 October inclusive.
O Bosson | Auckland 29 September; careless riding; suspended 7-13 October inclusive.
L Innes | Auckland 29 September; careless riding; suspended 7-15 October inclusive.
E Leighton | Auckland 29 September; unable to make weight; fined $200.
S Houston | Waikato 30 September; celebratory gesture before winning post; fined $150.

Trainer Penalties
M McCann | South Canterbury 24 September; late notification of rider; fined $50.
T Wenn | Te Aroha 28 September; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Penalties/Actions
WANNABEAWALLABETOO | South Canterbury 24 September; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.
KIRKIE | Otago 26 September; stood in stalls; must complete barrier trial.
DAL CAMINO | Waverley 27 September; late scratching after dislodging rider in enclosure; must complete trial.
MISTERHANK | Waverley 27 September; abrasions to stifle; veterinary clearance required.
DAL CHERAW | Waverley 27 September; shin sore; veterinary clearance required.
GANGSTA GURU | Waverley 27 September; escaped from racecourse; must complete trial.
MATIDA | Te Aroha 28 September; sore right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.
DONK | Te Aroha 28 September; declared a non-runner after barrier malfunction.
GRONYX | Te Aroha 28 September; declared a non-runner after being denied a fair start.
JOEROK | Waikato 30 September; rider weighed in light; disqualified from 3rd.
CAPE KINAVERAL | Waikato 30 September; bled; stood down for 3 months.

Harness

Driver Penalties/Actions
B Gray | Northern Southland 28 September; started from incorrect barrier position; fined $200.
T Ward | Banks Peninsula 30 September; careless driving; fined $400.

Trainer Penalties
G Bradley | Cambridge 27 September; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties/Actions
TOR RILEY | NZ Metropolitan 28 September; treated for colic; stood down until 5 October.
WOODLEA CONTESSA | Banks Peninsula 30 September; respiratory complaint; veterinary clearance and scope required.

Protests
BETTOR’S BRIGADIER | Northern Southland 28 September; excessive galloping; disqualified from 4th.
LITTLE JOE | Banks Peninsula 30 September; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 10th.

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler penalties
S Maher | Wanganui 28 September; failed to catch dog as arranged; fined $50.

Dog penalties/Actions
DUM DIDDLY DO | Palmerston North 24 September; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.
SIR NORRIS | Waikato 27 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.
ODE TO LIBERTY | Wanganui 28 September; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.