NEWS IN BRIEF | 22 June 2015

posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:43 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jun 21, 2015, 1:44 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

M McNab | Whakatane 17 June; careless riding; suspended 22-27 June inclusive.

S Spratt | Whakatane 17 June; careless riding; suspended 22 June - 1 July inclusive.

U Holmquist | Tauranga 20 June; careless riding; suspended 25 June - 8 July inclusive.

R Norvall | Tauranga 20 June; careless riding; suspended 28 June - 2 July inclusive.

D Jensen | Te Aroha 21 June; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalty

N Robinson | Whakatane 17 June; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Actions/Penalties

GERRY MERITO | Whakatane 17 June; late scratching when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

MANGAROA HUSTLER | Te Aroha 21 June; bled; stood down for 3 months.


General

The Oamaru JC meeting of 18 June was abandoned after Race 1 due to an unsafe track.

The Otaki-Maori RC meeting of 19 June was abandoned after Race 3 due to poor visibility.


Harness


Driver Penalties

Z Butcher | Franklin 19 June; failed to drive horse out; fined $300.

B Butcher | Franklin 19 June; careless driving; fined $250.

M Edmonds | Marlborough 21 June; excessive use of whip; suspended 22 June - 3 July inclusive.

M Prendergast | Marlborough 21 June; careless driving; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

D Balle | Franklin 19 June; incorrect gear; fined $100.

M Shinn | Marlborough 19 June; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

LIS IS FINE | Forbury Park 18 June; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

ONE OUT OF FOUR | Forbury Park 18 June; lame off hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

BACARDI N COKE | Marlborough 19 June; lame; veterinary clearance required.

NOTHINGTOLAUGHABOUT | Marlborough 19 June; lame near fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

PERISSA | Marlborough 19 June; general soreness; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

YOUNG STRANGER | Marlborough 19 June; excessive galloping in race; disqualified from 4th.


Greyhounds


Handler/Trainer Penalty

J McInerney | Wanganui 10 June (heard 20 June); failed to present runner for racing; fined $200.


Dog Action/Penalty

KISS OF DEATH | Wanganui 17 June; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Protests

IT’S THE DREAM | Auckland 28 December; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

MRS PUNTING | Auckland 1 February; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

KIKI RHODE | Auckland 1 February; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

TRILISE | Waikato 26 February; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.


General

The Christchurch GRC meeting of 18 June was abandoned after Race 3 due to unsafe track.  The remainder of the meeting was run on 21 June.

The Christchurch GRC meeting scheduled for 19 June was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.