NEWS IN BRIEF | 27 December 2011

posted Dec 27, 2011, 6:16 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
R Myers | Taranaki 24 December; careless riding; suspended 1-6 January inclusive.
G Cooksley | Auckland 26 December; careless riding; suspended 2-6 January inclusive.
L Innes | Auckland 26 December; careless riding; suspended 2-6 January inclusive.
H Tinsley | Auckland 26 December; failure to make weight; fined $100.
K Scallan | Manawatu 26 December; careless riding; suspended 29 December - 1 January inclusive.
E Lloyd | Manawatu 26 December; left jockeys area without permission; fined $100.
C Johnson | Otago 26 December; careless riding; suspended 2-6 January inclusive.
T Yeung | Rotorua 27 December; celebratory gesture; fined $100.
C Ormsby | Rotorua 27 December; careless riding; suspended 3-7 January inclusive.
H Tinsley | Taranaki 27 December; failure to make weight; fined $100.
L Allpress | Taranaki 27 December; careless riding; suspended 3-11 January inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
G&D Rogerson | Matamata 21 December; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Actions
Arnie | Matamata 21 December; bled; three month stand down.
Keenly | Auckland 26 December; pulled up; vet cert of fitness required.
Drumhill | Otago 26 December; lame left foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.
Zelus | Rotorua 27 December; attempted to buck; required to trial.
Magic Power | Rotorua 27 December; pulled up lame left foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.
Tinnakotu | Taranaki 27 December; cardiac arrhythmia; to trial and vet cert of fitness incl ECG required.


Harness

Driver Penalties
T Robertson | Invercargill 22 December; incorrect barrier position; suspended 23 - 27 December inclusive.
T Robertson | Invercargill 22 December; excessive use of whip; information adjourned sine die.
A Kyle | Invercargill 22 December; incorrect barrier position; fined $200.
J Dickie | Cambridge - Te Awamutu 24 December; careless driving; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties
T Jellyman | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; presented horse with shoes in poor condition; fined $200.
M Jones | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; gear come adrift; fined $250.
M Stratford | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; unwarranted sulky; fined $100.
P Kerr | Manukau 22 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
M Berger | Cambridge Te Awamutu 24 December; incorrect gear; fined $100.
M Purdon/G Payne | Cambridge Te Awamutu 24 December; incorrect gear; fined $400.
G Rogerson/P Blanchard | Cambridge Te Awamutu 24 December; incorrect gear; fined $200.

Protests
HIGHVIEW LEO | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; relegated 2nd to 7th; causing interference.
DIXIE BELLE | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; disqualified from 3rd; breaking horse regulations.

Horse Penalties/Actions
NIFTEY CULLEN | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; veterinary clearance required.
FAITH FULLY | NZ Metropolitan 20 December; stood down for 1 trial; racing manners.
VICAR SIVAD | Invercargill 22 December; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.
HOPEFULLY | Invercargill 22 December; stood down for 2 trials; barrier manners prior to start.
FLEX | Manukau 22 December; stood down for 14 days; racing manners.

GREYHOUNDS

Handler penalty
R Mathers | Otago 20 December; omitting to take lead off dog at start; fined $50.

Dog penalty
MOJAVE MICK | Christchurch 22 December; marring; suspended for 1 month and must trial.

General
Races 8-12 at Christchurch on 23 December were abandoned due to the earthquakes.