NEWS IN BRIEF | 23 October 2017

posted Oct 22, 2017, 1:59 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 2:00 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

V Colgan | Te Aroha 18 October; careless riding; suspended 24 October - 4 November inclusive.

A Schwerin | Rotorua 21 October; careless riding; suspended 29 October - 10 November inclusive.

L Innes | Rotorua 21 October; careless riding; suspended 29 October - 8 November inclusive.

H Andrew | Rotorua 21 October; failed to make weight; fined $100.

M McNab | Ashburton 21 October; failed to make weight; suspended 29 October - 3 November inclusive.

R Bishop | Ashburton 21 October; medical clearance required.

BB Hong | Ashburton 21 October; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

O Bosson | Hawke’s Bay 22 October; excessive use of whip; fined $1,000.

J Parkes | Hawke’s Bay 22 October; excessive use of whip; fined $1,200.


Horse Actions/Penalties

HAPPINESS IS | Te Aroha 18 October; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MWAADAN | Woodville-Pahiatua 19 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

LET HER GO | Woodville-Pahiatua 19 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

HERE’S TROUBLE | Woodville-Pahiatua 19 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

WAYOFLIFE | Tauranga 20 October; unsatisfactory performance; must complete right handed trial.

HUGO THE BOSS | Tauranga 20 October; irregular heart beat; veterinary clearance required.

HOTSHOT LASS | Rotorua 21 October; late scratching after failing to load; must complete barrier trial.

LIMOUSINE | Ashburton 21 October; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

ODISHA | Hawke’s Bay 22 October; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

F Phelan | Waikato Bay of Plenty 19 October; allowed sulky to protrude inside markers; fined $200.

F Phelan | Waikato Bay of Plenty 19 October; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

D Keast | NZ Metropolitan 20 October; failed to promptly return runner to correct gait; fined $150.

R Cameron | NZ Metropolitan 20 October; careless driving; fined $300.

K Barclay | Tuapeka 22 October; drove with foot out of sulky footrest; fined $100.


Trainer Penalties

B Purdon | Waikato Bay of Plenty 19 October; colour fee; fined $25.

J & J Dickie | Waikato Bay of Plenty 19 October; late gear notification; fined $50.

M Smolenski | Methven 15 October (heard NZ Metropolitan 20 October); failed to scratch runner by prescribed time; fined $350.

C Dalgety | NZ Metropolitan 20 October; late to present runner to stabling area; fined $100.

H Westrum | Non raceday dated 18 October; failed to present horse free of prohibited substance; fined $8,000.


Horse Actions/Penalties

M T POCKETS | Waikato Bay of Plenty 19 October; swollen leg; veterinary clearance required.

SHERIFF | NZ Metropolitan 20 October; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.


Protest

ELITE EXCUSE | NZ Metropolitan 26 May; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalties

ALZHEIMER’S | Wanganui 20 October; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial (subsequently found to have a serious injury with stand down rescinded).

SMASH CHARGER | Christchurch 20 October; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

ZIP ZAP ZOE | Christchurch 20 October; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.

CRAMPTON | Auckland 22 October; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.