NEWS IN BRIEF | 20 August 2012

posted Aug 19, 2012, 8:44 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Aug 19, 2012, 8:45 PM ]
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
L Innes | Waikato 18 August; failure to make weight; fined $250.
B Yuill | Waikato 18 August; failure to make weight; fined $100.

Trainer Penalties
K Myers | Otaki 18 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.
S Lennox | Otaki 18 August; late scratching; fined $150.
D & D Logan | Waikato 18 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.
D Letcher | Waikato 18 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.
S Clotworthy | Waikato 18 August; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Actions
KUZA | Waipa 15 August; lame on pulling up; vet cert of fitness required.
WATCHTHEGATE | Egmont 16 August; bucked soon after start; required to complete trial.
AWESOME DESTINY | Otaki 18 August; respiratory infection; vet cert of fitness required.
EL GITANO | Waikato 18 August; bled; stood down for 3 months.
RAIVAC | Waikato 18 August; swelling right fetlock; vet cert of fitness required.

Protest
LATIN RULE | Waipa 15 August; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

Abandonments
Oamaru 17 August; waterlogged track conditions following excessive rainfall.

Harness

Driver Penalties
M Stratford | Adjourned from NZ Metropolitan 29 July; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

Trainer Penalties
Nil

Horse Penalties/Actions
HERE COMES FALCON | Forbury 16 August; stood down for one satisfactory trial; racing performance.
NATIVE BRITE GEM | Franklin 17 August; veterinary clearance required; artrial fibrillation.
CHANCE | Franklin 17 August; veterinary clearance required; lame near fore leg.
WALLYS GIRL | Rangiora 19 August; veterinary clearance required; late scratching.
SUPREME GEM | Rangiora 19 August; veterinary clearance required; swelling off hind leg.

Protests
CITRIC SUZIE | Forbury 16 August; disqualified from 4th; broke excessively home straight.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalties
M Roberts | Christchurch 14 August; scratching after dog accepted for two meetings on same day; fined $150.
J McInerney | Wanganui 17 August; failed to produce papers; fined $100.

Dog penalty
BLACK JAY | Wanganui 15 August; failing to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete satisfactory trial.

General
Race 12 at Southland GRC on 14 August was declared a “no race” after the lids were activated before the lure reached the starting point.