NEWS IN BRIEF | 26 August 2013

posted Aug 25, 2013, 1:22 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 1:22 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

A Forbes | Taupo 19 August; careless riding; suspended 25-31 August inclusive.

D Johnson | Waipa 21 August; careless riding; suspended 25-30 August inclusive and fined $600.

H Voss | Pakuranga 24 August; careless riding; suspended 25 August - 29 September inclusive.

K Peterson | Pakuranga 24 August; excessive use of whip; fined $100.

M Du Plessis | Taranaki 24 August; misconduct; fined $500.

P Turner | Taranaki 24 August; changed gear after weighing out; fined $200.


Trainer Penalties

S Pinfold | Counties 20 March (heard 10 August); presented horse with prohibited substance; fined $6000.

H Matthews | Woodville 22 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.


Horse Penalties/Actions

HOT IN PINK | Counties 20 March (heard 10 August); presented to race with prohibited substance; disqualified from 1st.

ALBERTA | Waipa 21 March; late scratching after refusing to load; must complete barrier trial.

SOUTHERN PRIDE | South Canterbury 23 August; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete barrier trial.

HIDDEN IDENTITY | South Canterbury 23 August; very slow to begin; must complete barrier trial.


Protests

GOLD | Taupo 19 August; denied a fair start; declared a non-runner.

ARANDOM | Taranaki 24 August; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.


Harness


Driver Penalties

M McKendry | Waikato 22 August; late on track; fined $100.

M Salaivao | Waikato 22 August; improved into passing lane a lap early; fined $200.

T Trathen | NZ Metropolitan 23 August; medical clearance required.

K Barclay | Gore 25 August; careless driving; suspended 26 August - 20 September inclusive.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

J Woolston-Bell | Wanganui 23 August; weight offence; fined $100.

N Green | Auckland 25 August; weight offence; fined $100.