NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 11 February 2018

posted Feb 11, 2018, 1:55 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Feb 11, 2018, 1:55 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

S McKay | Waikato 6 February; unreasonably slowed speed; suspended 11-23 February inclusive.

T Thornton | Waikato 6 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 12-17 February inclusive and fined $750.

D Bradley | Taranaki 3 February (heard Wairarapa 6 February); careless riding; suspended 11-22 February inclusive.

T Johnson | Wairarapa 6 February; medical clearance required.

J Laking | Southland 8 February; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 10 February).

D Turner | Manawatu 9 February; medical clearance required.

C Lammas | Auckland 27 January (heard Waikato 10 February); careless riding; suspended 24 February - 11 March inclusive).

R Elliot | Waikato 10 February; medical clearance required.

J Bayliss | Waikato 10 February; excessive use of whip; fined $700.

K Gundowry | Canterbury 10 February; careless riding; suspended 16 February - 1 March inclusive.

H Marzuki | Counties 11 February; failed to make weight; fined $100.

O Bosson | Counties 11 February; failed to make weight; fined $100.


Trainer Penalty

K Myers | Wairarapa 6 February; neglectful in saddling runner; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

RUBE BRIDGES | Waikato 6 February; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

SWINGING SKIRTS | Waikato 6 February; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

VENDELLA | Waikato 6 February; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

BALANTO | Wairarapa 6 February; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

MORSE CODE | Manawatu 9 February; late scratching after failing to leave enclosure; must complete trial.

MOREIRA | Canterbury 10 February; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

ONEZEROFIVE | Counties 11 February; poor recovery rate; veterinary clearance required.


Harness


Driver Penalties

J Ford | Amberley 6 February; failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 7 February - 6 June inclusive and fined $400.

J Dunn | Amberley 6 February; failed to maintain straight course in home straight; fined $400.

J Dunn | Amberley 6 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

R Paynter | Waikato Bay of Plenty 28 January (heard Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February); failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures; suspended 9 February - 8 June inclusive and fined $350.

S Quill | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 15-23 February inclusive.

L McKay | Hororata 11 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

J Young | Hororata 11 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

J Geddes | Hororata 11 February; excessive use of whip; fined $200.

C R Thornley | Banks Peninsula 28 January (heard Hororata 11 February); careless driving; fined $300.


Trainer Penalties

M Smolenski | Amberley 6 February; late to present runner onto track; fined $200.

C & J DeFilippi | Amberley 6 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Negus | Amberley 6 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

T Vince | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

T Vince | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

S Telfer | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

R Paterson | Hororata 11 February; failed to affix bandage so as not to come adrift; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

EYRE’S A RAG DOLL | Gore 10 February; broke in running; must complete trial.

I’VE GOT THIS | Gore 10 February; broke in running; must complete trial.

LIVE TO TELL | Hororata 11 February; refused to leave pre race formation; must complete mobile start trial.


Protests

BJ LINDENNY | Amberley 6 February; excessive galloping during running; disqualified from 2nd.

ANSE VATA | Waikato Bay of Plenty 8 February; raced inside marker lines; disqualified from 3rd.

CRUSHER COLLINS | Gore 10 February; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalty

R Wales | Christchurch 9 February; failed to arrange catcher; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

ON THE HUNT | Waikato 8 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

ZIPPING ARNOLD | Waikato 8 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

The Auckland GRC meeting scheduled for 11 February was abandoned due to weather and track conditions.