NEWS IN BRIEF | 23 December 2013

posted Dec 22, 2013, 11:44 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 22, 2013, 11:44 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Callaway | Matamata 18 December; medical clearance required.

R Myers | Matamata 18 December; careless riding; suspended 24-30 December inclusive.

D Bradley | Levin 19 December; careless riding; suspended 28 December - 2 January inclusive.

B Lammas | Levin 19 December; failed to make weight; fined $200.

K Williams | Ashburton 20 December; excessive use of whip; fined $150.

M McNab | Waikato 21 December; medical clearance required.

M Du Plessis | Waikato 21 December; careless riding; suspended 27-31 December inclusive.

T Wenn | Waikato 21 December; careless riding; suspended 27-31 December inclusive.

P Turner | Manawatu 21 December; careless riding; suspended 26-31 December inclusive.

B Lammas | Manawatu 21 December; failed to make weight; fined $500.


Horse Penalties/Actions

CHOYSA | Matamata 18 December; late scratching at barrier on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

KANSAS | Matamata 18 December; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

THE NANCHO EXPRESS | Waikato 21 December; bled for 2nd time; ineligible to race in New Zealand.

OHOPE PRINCE | Waikato 21 December; late scratching after being found to be lame in right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

REBOUND | Manawatu 21 December; irregular heartbeat; veterinary clearance required.

KOOL RETURN | Manawatu 21 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

TAP LYN | Tapanui 22 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

THE GROOMSMAN | Tapanui 22 December; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.


General

The Otago RC meeting of 16 December was abandoned after Race 1 due to unsafe track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

D Branch | Manukau 17 December; careless driving; fined $300.

D Blakemore | Manukau 17 December; careless driving; fined $200.

M Jones | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; late on to track; fined $100.

A White | Rangiora 22 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

G Smith | Rangiora 22 December; failed to fasten chin strap during race; fined $200.

S McNally | Rangiora 22 December; careless driving; fined $200.


Trainer Penalty

W Taylor | Auckland 20 December; failed to affix gear; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions

MAKAREWA RICK | Forbury Park 19 December; bled; stood down for 1 month and must complete trial.

DJOKOVIC | Auckland 20 December; failed to begin with field; stood down for 14 days.

SKYHIGH JET | Auckland 20 December; upper respiratory tract infection; veterinary clearance required.

BERLUSCONI | Auckland 20 December; swollen left fore knee; veterinary clearance required.

WESTBURN ELITE | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; bruising to mucosal layer; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

SAFEDRA | Rangiora 22 December; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

FLYOVER | Rangiora 22 December; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.


Protests

CREAMEE | Manukau 17 December; excessive galloping home straight; disqualified from 4th.

BURT MUNRO | Manukau 17 December; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 7th.

APOLLO MISSION | Forbury Park 19 December; denied a fair start; declared a late scratching.

METICULOUS | Auckland 20 December; failed to maintain a straight line in home straight; relegated from 3rd to 5th.

ITSNOWORNEVER | Auckland 20 December; denied a fair start; declared a late scratching.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

B Craik | Auckland 19 December; weight offence; fined $100.

K Cassidy | Christchurch 20 December; late to kennel dog; fined $50.

J Lane & R Wales | Christchurch 20 December; failed to provide catchers; fined $50.

D Stapleton | Christchurch 6 December (heard 12 December); presented incorrect dog to race; fined $350 and costs of $200.

M Hunt | Auckland 22 December; failed to secure van so that dogs did not escape; fined $50.

K Wilson | Auckland 22 December; late to kennel dog; fined $50.


General

Race 3 at Otago GRC on 17 December was abandoned after a fallen runner ran back towards the field.