NEWS IN BRIEF | 24 April 2017

posted Apr 23, 2017, 3:22 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 3:23 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S Fannin | Woodville-Pahiatua 20 April; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

A Morgan | Canterbury 22 April; excessive use of whip; suspended 29 April - 6 May inclusive.


General

The Taupo RC meeting of 17 April was abandoned after Race 3 due to an unsafe track.

The Whakatane RC meeting scheduled for 21 April was abandoned due to the track conditions.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Edmonds | NZ Metropolitan 16 March (heard Banks Peninsula 17 April); careless driving; suspended 18 April - 7 May inclusive.

R Payne | Banks Peninsula 17 April; excessive use of whip; fined $400.

A Herlihy | Auckland 21 April; allowed runner to race inside track markers; fined $550.

L Lester | NZ Metropolitan 21 April; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

I Cameron | Rangiora 23 April; excessive use of whip; suspended 24 April - 11 May inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

D Burrows | Banks Peninsula 17 April; incorrect number; fined $100.

D Heffernan | Forbury Park 20 April; colour fee; fined $25.

R Dunn | Auckland 21 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 21 April; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

BERAGIO | Banks Peninsula 17 April; broke in score up; must complete trial.

HE’S FAST AND FURIOUS | Banks Peninsula 17 April; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

ALTA VENETIA | Auckland 21 April; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

ALLAN GALLEON | Invercargill 23 April; respiratory distress; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.


Protests

MOMENTOUS | Banks Peninsula 17 April; excessive galloping in early stages; disqualified from 4th.

SEFTON HOOLIGAN | Forbury Park 20 April; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 5th.

GOLD ORCHID | Auckland 21 April; gained advantage by racing track markers on home turn; disqualified from 4th.

PEGASUS HANOVER | Invercargill 23 April; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 3rd.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

M Roberts | Palmerston North 17 April; weight offence; fined $100.

C Brider | Wanganui 19 April; weight offence; fined $100.

C Weir | Christchurch 10 March (decision dated 19 April); misconduct; fined $500.

A Bradshaw | Christchurch 20 April; weight offence; fined $100.


Dog Penalties

DETECTIVE DASH | Otago 18 April; 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).

GOLDSTAR BRYTON | Christchurch 21 April; marred another runner; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BIGTIME PADDY | Auckland 23 April; turned in boxes; must complete box trial.


Protest

CHEAP SHOT MADDY | Wanganui 21 April; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.