NEWS IN BRIEF | 20 February 2012

posted Feb 19, 2012, 3:35 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
J Bullard| Southland 18 February; failed to make weight; fined $100.
L Robinson | Southland 18 February; careless riding; suspended 26 February to 4 March inclusive.
M Tanaka | Auckland 18 February; careless riding; suspended 26 February to 5 March inclusive.
D Moor | Taranaki 18 February; careless riding; suspended 26 February to 4 March inclusive, fined $1000.
C Parish | Te Aroha 17 February; unnecessary use of whip; fined $150.
J Waddell | Auckland 15 February; failed to make weight; fined $200.
M Tanaka | Auckland 15 February; careless riding; suspended 19 to 24 February inclusive.
T Thornton | Auckland 15 February; careless riding; suspended 19 to 25 February inclusive.
C Dell | Counties adjourned from 21 January; careless riding; suspended 19 to 24 February inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
P Harris | Southland 18 February; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
T Autridge | Wairoa 16 February; late declaration of rider; fined $50.

Horse Actions
I Chianti | Wairoa 19 February; cardiac arrhythmia; clear ECG following trial.
Norah | Southland 18 February; refused to load in barrier; required to trial.
Mind Reader | Southland 18 February; slow to begin; required to trial.
Prestigiosa | Taranaki 18 February; injured in transit; vet clearance required.
Chillydip | Southland 15 February; knee injury; vet clearance required.



Harness

General
Invercargill Harness Racing Club 19 February 2012
Following the Southland Racing Club meeting held on the 18 February where several nails were littered throughout the racing surface an inspection of the harness racing track was conducted prior to the days racing. Approximately 30 nails were located on the race track. 12 pylons from the back straight had also been removed as well as fuses from the water pump shed. This matter has been forwarded to the Police for further investigation.

Driver Penalties
A Milne | Invercargill 14 February; excessive use of whip; fined $150.
G Smith | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; dropped foot from sulky footrest; fined $100.
L O’Reilly | Banks Peninsula 17 February; careless driving; fined $400.
B Shirley | Winton HRC adjourned from 10 February; breach of push out rule; fined $150.


Trainer Penalties
S Nuttall | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
A Thomas | Banks Peninsula 17 February; incorrect saddle cloth number; fined $200.
T Hall | Auckland 17 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Protests
BIDDY BID | Banks Peninsula 17 February; relegated from 4th to 5th; lapped on.
MEADS QUAFF | Banks Peninsula 17 February; disqualified from 3rd; causing interference.
JUMPFORJOY | Invercargill HRC 19 February; relegated from 2nd to last placing; breaking horse regulations at start.

Horse Penalties/Actions
SEA SPRAY RONNIE | Invercargill 14 February; veterinary clearance required; deep tissue injury to off hind leg.
CUZZIES VEECEE | Invercargill 14 February; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
FLAMING FREIDA | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; veterinary clearance required; lame near fore leg.
TANDIAS BROMAC | NZ Metropolitan 16 February; veterinary clearance required; atrial fibrillation.
THREE JEWELS | Auckland 17 February; stood down for 28 days; fell.
REGAL IMAGE | Invercargill 19 February; stood down for satisfactory trial; racing manners.
BEAUDIENE BEYONCE | Invercargill 19 February; veterinary clearance required soft palate displacement.

Greyhounds

Dog penalties
MR. BIG STUFF | Christchurch 17 February; marring; stood down for 28 days and must trial.
HIGH FLYER | Manukau 19 February; failing to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must trial.

Trainer/Handler penalties
L Udy | Palmerston North 13 February; weight offence; fined $100.
R Hunt | Wanganui 15 February; presenting dog with flea infestation; fined $150.
B Goodwin | Wanganui 15 February; failing to catch dog; fined $35.
J McInerney | Wanganui 15 February; weight offence; fined $100.