NEWS IN BRIEF | 20 March 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 12:58 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 12:59 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Hain | South Waikato 15 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

S Wynne | Canterbury 16 March; careless riding; suspended 24 March - 6 April inclusive.

K Mudhoo | Canterbury 16 March; careless riding; suspended 21 March - 1 April.

P Shaikh | Canterbury 16 March; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

K Williams | Canterbury 16 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

C Spittles | Canterbury 16 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

C Grylls | Te Aroha 17 March; careless riding; suspended 23-26 March inclusive.

A Schwerin | Waikato 18 March; careless riding; suspended 19-29 March inclusive.

C Lammas | Wellington 18 March; careless riding; suspended 26 March - 29 April inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

FEISTY JANE | South Waikato 15 March; lame near fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

RUBE BRIDGES | Wellington 18 March; fractured nose; veterinary clearance required.


General

The Te Aroha JC meeting of 17 March was abandoned after Race 2 due to the state of the track.


Harness


Driver Penalties

C Faithful | Invercargill 18 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

B Williamson | Invercargill 18 March; careless driving; fined $300.

I Lee | Waimate 19 March; medical clearance required.

R Close | Waimate 19 March; excessive use of whip; suspended 27 March - 2 April.


Trainer Penalties

R Dunn | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; late gear notification; fined $50.

B Weaver | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; colour fee; fined $25.

G & N Hope | Invercargill 18 March; colour fee; fined $25.

M & D Shirley | Invercargill 18 March; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.

B White | Waimate 19 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

A Stuart | Waimate 19 March; colour fee; fined $25.

M House | Waimate 19 March; late driver notification; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

STAR FANTASY | NZ Metropolitan 16 March; respiratory ailment; veterinary clearance including scope required.

SUNHAVEN BOSS | Waikato 17 March; bled for 2nd time; stood down for 3 months, veterinary clearance including scope required and must complete trial.

FOUR STARZZZ SPECIAL | Waikato 17 March; made abnormal respiratory noises; veterinary clearance required.

TIZIANO | Invercargill 18 March; late scratching after becoming agitated in preliminary; must complete trial.

RONNOCO | Invercargill 18 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

FIRST SON | Invercargill 18 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

SANDRA KEITH | Waimate 19 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

LIMOSO | Waimate 19 March; fell in running; must complete trial.

PALEFACE SIOUX | Waimate 19 March; broke in running; must complete trial.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

K Grant | Christchurch 16 March; failed to comply with licence restrictions; fined $150.

R Roper | Non raceday dated 13 March; presented runner with prohibited substance in system (2 charges); fined $3,000.

B Bond | Tokoroa 19 March; late to kennel runner; fined $50.

E Potts | Tokoroa 19 March; failed to comply with dress code; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

BAHAMA GAS | Waikato 16 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

JINJA RULES | Christchurch 17 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ROVER BALE | Christchurch 17 March; marred another runner (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.


Protests

GEE THUNDER | Auckland 15 January; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st

GEE THUNDER | Waikato 26 January; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 8th.


General

The Christchurch GRC meeting scheduled for 14 March was abandoned due to the state of the track.