NEWS IN BRIEF | 20 October 2014

posted Oct 19, 2014, 1:48 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 1:48 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Innes | Avondale 15 October; medical clearance required (subsequently received 18 October).

A Taylor | Woodville 16 October; medical clearance required (subsequently received 18 October).

R Hutchings | Tauranga 17 October; failed to make weight; fined $200.

Z Moki | Rotorua 18 October; careless riding; suspended 19-27 October inclusive.

K Chiong | Otaki 18 October; careless riding; suspended 19-27 October inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

T Newton | Egmont 26 May (decision dated 2 October); presented horse with prohibited substance; disqualified for 3 years and costs totalling $2,921.75.

P Rodewald | Avondale 15 October; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MONGOLIAN HERO | Avondale 15 October; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required after a trial.

OOMPA | Avondale 15 October; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required after a trial.

FIFTEEN SIXTY | Woodville 16 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

GARDEZ LA FOI | Tauranga 17 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

ZAHCONI | Tauranga 17 October; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

SHANZOU | Rotorua 18 October; late scratching after rearing in barrier; must complete barrier trial.

INDISCRETION | Otaki 18 October; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete barrier trial.

HALLOWED | Otaki 18 October; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

I’M NOT TICKLISH | Egmont 26 May; presented to race with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.


General

After Race 1 of the Ashburton RC meeting of 18 October the balance of the meeting was postponed until 20 October due to an unsafe track.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Phelan | Bay of Plenty 16 October; careless driving; fined $200.

C Thornley | NZ Metropolitan 17 October; used whip on sulky discs; fined $150.

R Houghton | NZ Metropolitan 17 October; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

R Allen | Gore 24 August (heard 22 September); failed to drive horse to finish; suspended 20 October - 29 November inclusive and fined $300.


Trainer Penalty

B Shirley | Wairio 19 October; late to notify gear; fined $50.


Horse Penalties

SHIPSHEWANA | Bay of Plenty 16 October; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

ATTACK MAC | Wairio 19 October; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial.

SANTANNA MAGIC | Wairio 19 October; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


Protests

SCARRYMCLEARY | Auckland 17 October; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 2nd.

HUGHIE GREEN | Auckland 17 October; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 3rd.

ASTRAPI | NZ Metropolitan 17 October; denied a fair start; declared a non-runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

A Waretini | Christchurch 14 October; weight offence; fined $100.

M Flipp | Christchurch 14 October; failed to produce papers; fined $50.

J Udy | Waikato 16 October; failed to catch runner as arranged; fined $50.

R Adcock | Christchurch 16 October; scratched dog without a valid reason; fined $150.


Dog Penalties

MANYANA GROPER | Wanganui 17 October; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

WHIRLY RALSTON | Auckland 19 October; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.