NEWS IN BRIEF 24 March 2014

posted Mar 23, 2014, 4:03 AM by Shane Renault   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 4:03 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

D Bothamley | South Canterbury 20 March; medical clearance required; (subsequently received on 22 March.)

C Johnson | South Canterbury 20 March; careless riding; suspended 23 March - 3 April inclusive.

S Muniandy | Riccarton 22 March; careless riding; suspended 25 March - 10 April inclusive.

D Walsh | Riccarton 22 March; careless riding; suspended 26-29 March inclusive.

J Wong | Riccarton 22 March; medical clearance required.

J Oliver | Tauranga 22 March; careless riding; suspended 30 March - 5 April inclusive.

M McNab | Tauranga 22 March; medical clearance required.

S Collett | Waverley 23 March; medical clearance required.


Horse Penalties/Actions

DJANGO | Counties 19 March; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

ARIETTA | Riccarton 22 March; bled; second occasion; ineligible to start in any race.

POWERPLAYA | Tauranga 22 March; bled; second occasion; ineligible to start in any race.


Protest

MARKS | South Canterbury 20 March; caused interference; relegated from 4th to 5th.


General

The Waipukurau JC meeting of 21 March was abandoned due to an inconsistent racing surface.


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Dunn | Waikouaiti 18 March; medical clearance required.

S Moore | Waikouaiti 18 March; excessive use of whip; fined $150.

J Nigro | Waikato 20 March; caused delay to start; fined $200.

M Anderson | Waikato 20 March; improper use of whip; fined $150.

R Reekie | Addington 21 March; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

C Lee | Invercargill 22 March; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

S Ottley | Methven 23 March; careless driving; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

A Herlihy | Waikato 20 March; colour fee; fined $25.

T Shaw | Waikato 20 March; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Purdon | Waikato 20 March; colour fee; fined $25.

A Fausett | Auckland 21 March; failed to affix sulky seat; fined $100.

G & N Hope | Methven 23 March; incorrect numbers; fined $100.


Horse Penalties/Actions

BOBBI | Waikouaiti 18 March; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required. (subsequently received on 23 March.)

MAGICAL MARIO | Waikato 20 March; broke causing interference; stood down for 14 days.

TARN | Addington 21 March; caused interference; must complete trial.

DON’T DIE WORKING | Invercargill 22 March; fractured pedal bone; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

THE WONKEY DONKEY | Waikouaiti 18 March; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 11th.

ANGELINA JOLIE | Addington 21 March; caused interference; relegated from 5th to 9th.

MAGNA | Addington 21 March; caused interference; relegated from 3rd to 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

P Lowen | Waikato 20 March; failed to provide catcher; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

MISS OZARK | Southland 18 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

PURPLE PRIDE | Christchurch 21 March; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

CHEVY VOLT | Auckland 23 March; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.