NEWS IN BRIEF | 25 January 2016

posted Jan 24, 2016, 12:58 PM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Jan 24, 2016, 12:58 PM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

L Allpress | Waikato 20 January; failed to ride out to finish; suspended 26 January - 11 February inclusive.

C Dell | Waikato 20 January; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

R Norvall | Auckland 24 January; careless riding; suspended 25 January - 5 February inclusive.


Horse Actions/Penalties

CITTA D’ORO | Waikato 20 January; pulled up after attempting to buck; must complete trial.

BLOOD BROTHA | Wellington 23 January; bled; stood down for 3 months.

FALENA | Gore 23 January; injury to suspensory ligament and tendon; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

BRUEGEL | Gore 23 January; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Harness


Driver Penalties

K Barclay | Wyndham 19 January; careless driving; suspended 20 January - 5 February inclusive.

A Beck | Wyndham 19 January; careless driving; suspended 20-30 January inclusive and fined $250.

S Walkinshaw | Wyndham 19 January; medical clearance required.

J Cox | Marlborough 22 January; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

J Brownlee | Waikato 24 January; careless driving; fined $200.

S Phillips | Waikato 24 January; excessive use of whip; fined $250.

B Butt | Marlborough 24 January; medical clearance required.


Trainer Penalties

P & M O’Brien | Marlborough 22 January; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Hill | Marlborough 22 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.

T MacFarlane | Waikato 24 January; colour fee; fined $25.

B Weaver | Marlborough 24 January; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

PURE GRIT | Wyndham 19 January; late scratching after being injured en route to races; veterinary clearance required.

FRANCO HUNTINGDON | Wyndham 19 January; late scratching after rearing and becoming cast at start; veterinary clearance required.

LADY VC | Oamaru 21 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

QUEEN KENNY | Oamaru 21 January; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

VELOCETTE | Marlborough 24 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

MIRANDA CULLEN | Marlborough 24 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

EXPRESSIVE VICTOR | Marlborough 24 January; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance required.


Protest

PAY ME OVERS | Auckland 22 January; caused interference; relegated from 5th to 6th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S & C Blackburn | Palmerston North 18 January; weight offence; fined $100.

D Roberts | Christchurch 18 January; failed to retrieve runner by appointed time; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

CHINESE MAGIC | Wanganui 20 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

CAWBOURNE ELPASO | Wanganui 20 January; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


Protest

ALQUEZAR | Wanganui 18 November; raced with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.


General

The Otago GRC meeting of 19 January was abandoned after Race 9 due to an unsafe track.