NEWS IN BRIEF | 23 April 2012

posted Apr 23, 2012, 4:35 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
S Muniandy | Non raceday relating to Canterbury 8 March & Southland 18 March; betting on other than own mount; suspended 6 weeks.
M McNab | Te Aroha 18 April; failed to make weight; fined $100.
R Myers | Hawke’s Bay 21 April; careless riding; suspended 29 April - 2 May inclusive.
M Hills | Hawke’s Bay 21 April; careless riding; suspended 29 April - 2 May inclusive.
D Johnson | Canterbury 21 April; failing to ride mount out to finish; fined $350.
C Johnson | Canterbury 21 April; shook hands prior to weighing in; fined $100.
S Yusoff | Beaumont 22 April; careless riding; suspended 23-29 April inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
A Sharrock | Woodville 19 April; late declaration of rider; fined $100.
M Oulaghan | Woodville 19 April; late declaration of rider; fined $50.
R Manning| Dargaville 20 April; late declaration of riders; fined $100.

Horse Actions
NEW MOON | Tauranga 21 April; lame left hind; vet cert of fitness required.
FAIRWAY WISH | Hawke’s Bay 21 April; mouth ulcer; vet cert of fitness required.
COURAGE | Canterbury 21 April; bled; three month stand down.
CASTLETON KING | Wanganui 23 April; racing manners; required to trial.

Harness

Driver Penalties
S Branch | Taranaki 22 April; failed to activate gear; fined $200.
R Todd | Invercargill 22 April; excessive use of the whip; fined $250.

Trainer Penalties
G Rogerson/P Blanchard | Cambridge 19 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.
D & C Butt | Auckland 20 April; incorrect gear; fined $200.
C Dalgety | NZ Metropolitan 20 April; no saddlecloth number; fined $200.
D Gaffaney | NZ Metropolitan 20 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G & N Hope | NZ Metropolitan 20 April; late gear notification; fined $50.
T Harris | Taranaki 22 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.
G Rogerson/P Blanchard | Taranaki 22 April; incorrect gear; fined $200.
M Gray | Invercargill 22 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.
R MacKenzie | Hearing dated 8 December 2011 and Penalty Decision dated 10 April 2011; presented AVERILS QUEST with a prohibited substance; fined $2000, costs to RIU $4,704.89 and costs to JCA $2,239.13.

Horse Penalties/Actions
ONSLOW HANOVER | NZ Metropolitan 20 April; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
TEN DIAMONDS | NZ Metropolitan 20 April; veterinary clearance required; respiratory infection.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalty
B Johnston | Wanganui 20 April; weight offence; fined $100.