NEWS IN BRIEF | 25 February 2013

posted Feb 24, 2013, 12:56 AM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties
P Taylor | Southland 18 February; medical clearance required.
B Grylls | Counties 20 February; failed to ride mount to finish; suspended 24 February - 8 March inclusive.
T Thornton | Te Aroha 21 February; careless riding; suspended 25 February - 4 March inclusive.
D Walsh | Otaki 23 February; careless riding; suspended 3-7 March inclusive.
J Riddell | Matamata 23 February; careless riding; suspended 3-9 March inclusive.

Horse Penalties/Actions
GEOFF’S BACK | Southland 18 February; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.
ALSUKARI | Counties 20 February; injury to hind quarters; veterinary clearance required.
DRACONIC | Canterbury 22 February; lame left fore leg; veterinary clearance required.
ALLEYOOP | Otaki 23 February; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete trial.

Harness

Trainer Penalties
K Chittenden | Manawatu 19 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
E Phelan | Manawatu 19 February; colour fee; fined $25.
F Mitchell | Manawatu 19 February; colour fee; fined $25.
I Martin | Manawatu 21 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.
L Pyers | Manawatu 21 February; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $100.
B Heron | Hororata 22 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
R Holmes | Hororata 22 February; colour fee; fined $25.
T Butt | Hororata 22 February (from Banks Peninsula 15 February); incorrect gear; fined $100.
M Purdon | Auckland 22 February; colour fee; fined $25.
D & C McGowan | Auckland 22 February; late notification of gear; fined $50.
B Purdon | Auckland 22 February; failing to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.
P Williamson | Wyndham 23 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
B McLellan | Wyndham 23 February; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
G & J Knight | Wyndham 23 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.
C Dalgety | Forbury Park 22 November (heard 9 February); presented MCINTOSH with prohibited substance; fined $6000 plus costs to JCA $350 and horse disqualified.

Driver Penalties
T Mitchell | Manawatu 19 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.
A Poutama | Manawatu 19 February; sulky inside pylons; fined $200.
M Edmonds | Hororata 22 February; careless driving; fined $250.
L O’Reilly | Hororata 22 February (from Banks Peninsula 15 February); excessive use of whip; fined $250.
A Neal | Auckland 22 February; medical clearance required.
J Dunn | Timaru 24 February; careless driving; fined $200.
M Cations | Timaru 24 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

Horse Penalties/Actions
THE PEACE MONKEY | Manawatu 21 February; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.
DAMON RUNYON | Manawatu 21 February; broke in running; stood down for 14 days.
NAVAHO | Manawatu 21 February; irregular heart rate; veterinary clearance required.
MAJOR STAR | Auckland 22 February; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.
CONTINENTAL BOY | Wyndham 23 February; broke in running; must complete trial.
KENNINGTON CHIEF | Wyndham 23 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.
MULLINGAR MAC | Timaru 24 February; refused to take part in race; must complete trial from mobile.
GLIDING CHARM | Timaru 24 February; late scratching with eye injury; veterinary clearance required.

Protests
DIONYSUS | Manawatu 19 February; raced inside pylons; disqualified from 3rd.
PALAIS ROYAL | Manawatu 19 February; lapped on; relegated from 4th to 7th.