NEWS IN BRIEF | Week Ending 2 December 2018

posted Dec 2, 2018, 1:37 AM by Rick Quirk   [ updated Dec 2, 2018, 1:38 AM ]

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

N Bakar | Rotorua 28 November; careless riding; suspended 15-23 November inclusive.

H Parkes | Rotorua 28 November; medical clearance required.

T Allan | Levin 30 November; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

J Bayliss | Otago 2 December; excessive use of whip; suspended 6-14 December inclusive.

J Bayliss | Otago 2 December; careless riding; suspended 15-22 December inclusive.

T Moseley | Otago 2 December; careless riding; suspended 8-14 December inclusive.

L Callaway | Otago 2 December; careless riding; suspended 3-13 December inclusive.

B Grylls | Otago 2 December; excessive use of whip; fined $300.


Trainer Penalty

K & L Rae and K Williams | Non raceday dated 26 November; failed to present horse free of prohibited substance; costs of $1,250.56 to RIU.


Horse Actions/Penalties

MATAURI | Avondale 29 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

CARDELLI | Avondale 29 November; late scratching after becoming fractious in barrier; must complete trial.

DESTINY ONE | Levin 30 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MERLINI | Auckland 1 December; blood in nasal area; veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination required.

ARABICA | Wanganui 1 December; lame right fore leg; veterinary clearance required.

I AM A ROCK | Otago 2 December; proved difficult to load; must complete trial.

FIVE KINGS | Otago 2 December; very slow to jump; must complete trial.


Protest

ABSOLUT EXCELENCIA | Canterbury 15 February; raced with prohibited substance in system; disqualified from 1st.


Harness


Driver Penalties

S Ottley | Forbury Park 29 November; use of whip; fined $200.

K Marshall | Auckland 16 November (heard Auckland 30 November); drove in a manner capable of diminishing chances; suspended 1-11 December inclusive and fined $250.

K Butt | NZ Metropolitan 30 November; use of whip; suspended 8-14 December inclusive.

R Houghton | NZ Metropolitan 30 November; use of whip; suspended 3-19 December inclusive.

M Williamson | Forbury Park 29 November (heard Oamaru 1 December); use of whip; fined $200.

R Holmes | Oamaru 1 December; use of whip; fined $200.

S Abernethy | Oamaru 1 December; careless driving; fined $250.

R Allen | Oamaru 1 December; use of whip; fined $300.

K Cox | Methven 2 December; use of whip; suspended 10-19 December inclusive.

R May | Methven 2 December; out of position at start; fined $100.

Trainer Penalties

B Cullen | Waikato Bay of Plenty 28 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

J McDermott | Forbury Park 29 November; colour fee; fined $25.

F Cooney & T Hopkins | Auckland 30 November; colour fee; fined $25.


Horse Penalties

OZZY’S NIGHTMARE | Auckland 30 November; nasal discharge; veterinary clearance required.

ED WOOD | NZ Metropolitan 30 November; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

PACIFIC CHAL | Oamaru 1 December; late scratching after falling in pre race formation; must complete trial.

PEGASUS COMMANDER | Oamaru 1 December; late scratching when found to be lame; veterinary clearance required.

NEVERNEVERLAND | Oamaru 1 December; lost all chance at start; must complete standing start trial.

DAYS OF CHANGE | Oamaru 1 December; late scratching after refusing to score up; must complete trial.

TEXAS RULER | Methven 2 December; made abnormal breathing noises; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

ONE OVER DA STARS | NZ Metropolitan 30 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 1st.


Greyhounds


Dog Penalties

WHIPPY BALE | Palmerston North 26 November; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

OPAWA HYPO | Christchurch 27 November; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

OUR DAZZEL | Christchurch 27 November; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

GOLDSTAR BRYTON | Christchurch 27 November; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

YI FENG | Southland 27 November; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial (subsequently found to have serious injury with stand down rescinded).

BLAZIN’ AUDREY | Wanganui 30 November; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.


General

Race 12 at Waikato GRC meeting of 29 November was abandoned due to loss of power to the lure.