NEWS IN BRIEF | 21 March 2016

posted Mar 20, 2016, 2:34 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Mar 20, 2016, 2:34 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

A Couchman | Non raceday dated 14 March; worked at training facility while disqualified; disqualified 25 July 2016 - 25 January 2017 inclusive and costs of $350 to JCA.

D Turner | South Waikato 16 March; medical clearance required.

S Wynne | South Canterbury 18 March; medical clearance required.

D Nolan | Waikato 19 March; medical clearance required.

L Allpress | Wellington 19 March; careless riding; suspended 24 March - 2 April inclusive.

D Johnson | Wellington 19 March; careless riding; suspended 24 March - 9 April inclusive and fined $1,000.


Horse Actions/Penalties

LITTLE RIPPER | South Waikato 16 March; lame right hind leg and respiratory infection; veterinary clearance required.

ORARI BOY | South Canterbury 18 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SLEEPYHEAD | South Canterbury 18 March; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

I’LLBEYOURPLATINUM | South Canterbury 18 March; lacerations to left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

DELAGO’S SECRET | Waikato 19 March; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

JANDAKOT | Waipukurau 20 March; bled for second time; banned from racing in New Zealand.


Harness


Driver Penalties

M Purvis | Methven 20 March; careless driving; suspended 21-26 March inclusive.

M Anderson | Methven 20 March; careless driving; fined $300.

R Close | Methven 20 March; careless driving; fined $300.

J Morrison | Methven 20 March; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

A Lynch | Non raceday dated 14 March; entered stable of licensed person; disqualified 17 October 2019 - 16 October 2020 inclusive and costs of $1,000 to RIU and $1,000 to JCA.

P Screen | Non raceday dated 14 March; associated with disqualified person; fined $2,500 and costs of $3,500 to RIU and $3,500 to JCA.

T Macfarlane | Waikato 17 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J & M Teaz | Waikato 17 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

S Telfer & C Garlick | Waikato 17 March; late notification of change of gear; fined $50.

P & V Blanchard | Waikato 17 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Fuller | Waikouaiti 17 March; failed to affix gear so as not to malfunction; fined $100.

B Weaver | Manawatu 18 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

S Doody | Manawatu 18 March; colour fee; fined $25.

P Andrews | Winton 19 March; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

A Stuart | Manawatu 20 March; colour fee; fined $25.

I Thomas | Manawatu 20 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Dunn | Methven 20 March; late to present runners on track; fined $100.

J Gameson | Methven 20 March; late to present runner on track; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

RARE POCKET | NZ Metropolitan 18 March; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

GOLDEN GATE | Winton 19 March; reared at start and lost all chance; must complete trial.

WILLIE SHINE | Manawatu 20 March; heat stress; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ARDEN’S CHOICE | Waikato 17 March; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 4th.

KAIMANAWA | NZ Metropolitan 18 March; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalty

CAWBOURNE CRAIG | Christchurch 15 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.