An independent organisation, the Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) is charged with managing the integrity issues within the three New Zealand racing codes - Harness, Thoroughbred and Greyhound.

The New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) commenced operations on 1 February 2011 bringing together the Stipendiary Steward and Racecourse Investigator functions for each NZ racing code and is responsible for investigating and prosecuting breaches of the Rules of Racing. For more information click here.


Stewards Reports

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Thoroughbred

Follow up

Matamata Racing Club Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Race 1 WAHAROA INDUSTRIAL PARK 1600

BOUFFANT (S Weatherley) - Trainer R Lang reported to Stewards, in the following days of BOUFFANT’S race at Matamata, the mare suffered a stone bruise to her near and off hind hooves. R Lang further advised he has now carried on with BOUFFANT’S preparation.


Auckland Racing Club - Saturday 17th October

Race 8 OTAKIRI RESERVE 1400

JIP JIP ROCK (A Goindasamy) – Co-trainer P Williams advised Stewards he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and will carry on with JIP JIP ROCK’S current preparation.

MAKE TIME (B May) – Trainer S McKee advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of MAKE TIME and it his intention to continue on with the gelding’s current preparation.


Racing Tauranga - Wednesday 14th October

Race 4 JEREMY PRYOR SOTHEBY’S 1400

NOZI CYCLONE (M Cameron) – Co-trainer A Forsman advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of NOZI CYCLONE, however, will now be gelded and sent for a spell.

Race 8 NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE

LES CRAYERES (D Johnson) – Co-trainer K Kelso reported on return to the stable, LES CRAYERES underwent farrier attention, which revealed a slight issue to the right fore foot. K Kelso further advised he will continue on with the mare’s current preparation.


Matamata Racing Club - Saturday 10th October

Race 7 TEAM WEALLEANS MATAMATA CUP (1400 Metres)

POP STAR PRINCESS (L Satherley) - Trainer F Cornege advised Stewards POP STAR PRINCESS pulled up lame in the near fore hind and has now been sent for a spell.


Waikato Racing Club - Friday 2nd October 2020

Race 3 BCD GROUP 2100

WORDSWORTH (L Innes) – Trainer M Falconer advised Stewards, that upon return to the stable, the gelding underwent a veterinary examination which revealed no abnormalities. M Falconer further advised it is now her intention to continue on with WORDSWORTH’S current preparation.

Race 5 LODGE XMAS RACEDAY 19/12 3YO

NO LIMITS (D Johnson) – Trainer J Richards reported, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of NO LIMITS, however, will now be sent for a spell.

Race 6 SKYCITY HAMILTON 1200

SHOWOROSES (D Johnson) – Trainer J Surgenor reported, SHOWOROSES pulled up lame in the right hind leg and will undergo a veterinary examination on Friday 9 October. J Surgenor will report back to Stewards with an update at the completion of the examination.

J Surgenor advised Stewards on Friday 9 October, SHOWOROSES underwent a veterinary examination which revealed no other abnormalities. J Surgenor further advised, SHOWOROSES will now partake in light track work over the next seven days with a further veterinary examination being completed on the mare at the end of next week.


Racing Tauranga - Wednesday 30th September 2020

Race 10 SUPER LIQUOR GREERTON 2100

PRESTIGIOUS LAD (J Riddell) – Trainer I Kennedy advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and will continue on with PRESTIGIOUS LAD’S current preparation.


Hawke’s Bay RI - Saturday 3 October 2020

Race 9 - Windsor Park Plate (Group 1)

JENNIFER ECCLES - Co-trainer S Ritchie reported that he had been very disappointed with the performance advising that blood tests would be taken and the mare would be sent for a short spell.


Auckland Racing Club - Saturday 26th September 2020

Race 5 VODAFONE 1400 METRES

SACROSANCT (D Johnson) – Trainer S Marsh advised he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare, however, will look at racing SACROSANCT on left-handed tracks.

Race 9 AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 1200 METRES

MAISON ROXANNE (M Cameron) – Co-trainer J Ritchie reported the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of MAISON ROXANNE and advised it is their intention to continue on with the mare’s current preparation, with her dropping back in distance at her next race day start.


Matamata Racing Club - 23rd September 2020

Race 1 WAHAROA INDUSTRIAL PARK 1600

PEERLESS WARRIOR (D Johnson) – Trainer R Manning advised Stewards, that upon return to the stable PEERLESS WARRIOR underwent an Endoscopic Examination which revealed no abnormalities. R Manning further advised it is his intention to continue on with the gelding’s current preparation.

Race 4 ONE AGENCY MATAMATA 1400

LENNON (M Cameron) – Co-trainer A Forsman reported, LENNON pulled up sore the following day, with LENNON undergoing a Veterinary Examination which included X-rays, with the gelding showing no other abnormalities. A Forsman further advised the gelding has now been sent for a spell until Autumn.

Race 5 PAUL JONES CONTRACTING 1400

THE GREEN DRAGON (O Bosson) – Co-trainer P Gerard advised Stewards, she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and it is her intention to continue on with THE GREEN DRAGON’S current preparation.

Race 8 FASTTRACK INSURANCE 1400

HOLA SENORITA (S Collett) – Trainer V Prendergast advised Stewards she was satisfied with the post-race condition of HOLA SENORITA, however, has now been sent for a spell until Autumn.

Race 10 J P WILLS BLOODSTOCK 2000

ZINZAN (O Bosson) – Trainer M Brooks reported, upon return to the stable the gelding underwent a Veterinary Examination which revealed a stress fracture to the near fore splint bone. ZINZAN will now be sent for a spell.

News in Brief

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

A Goindasamy | Tauranga 14 October; careless riding; suspended 22-29 October inclusive.

O Bosson | Tauranga 14 October; excessive use of whip; suspended 22-28 October inclusive.

C Grylls | Tauranga 14 October; failed to make weight; fined $100.

T Johnson | Otaki-Maori 15 October; excessive use of whip; fined $100.

E Farr | Otaki-Maori 15 October; excessive use of whip; fined $100.

K Macnab | Otaki-Maori 15 October; excessive use of whip; fined $100.

B Donoghue | Otaki-Maori 15 October; excessive use of whip; fined $100.

R Bishop | Otaki-Maori 15 October; failed to make weight; fined $200.

K Mudhoo | Otago 16 October; failed to make weight; fined $100.

Y Chew | Otago 16 October; careless riding; suspended 19-24 October inclusive.

B Lammas | Auckland 17 October; failed to make weight; suspended 18 October - 1 November inclusive and fined $300.

K Asano | Auckland 17 October; careless riding; suspended 25-31 October inclusive.

L Satherley | Auckland 17 October; careless riding; suspended 25-29 October inclusive.

S Spratt | Auckland 17 October; medical clearance required.

C Dell | Auckland 17 October; medical clearance required.

N Downs | Auckland 17 October; medical clearance required.

E Farr | Auckland 17 October; medical clearance required.

R Bishop | Hawke’s Bay 17 October; medical clearance required.

S Toolooa | Ashburton 18 October; careless riding; suspended 25-31 October inclusive.

J Laking | Ashburton 18 October; medical clearance required.

Trainer Penalties

P McKenzie | Non raceday dated 12 October; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance (2 charges); fined $12,000 with costs of $12,500 to RIU and $10,000 to JCA.

N Bishara | Tauranga 14 October; incorrect saddlecloth; fined $50.

P Gerard | Auckland 17 October; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Penalties

CHANDLER | Tauranga 14 October; late scratching after rearing over backwards in barrier; must complete trial.

JENNY KRAIG | Tauranga 14 October; late scratching after escaping under front of barrier; must complete trial.

PRIZE TART | Otaki-Maori 15 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; must complete trial.

EASY PEASY | Otaki-Maori 15 October; stood in gate; must complete trial.

MR INTELLIGENCE | Otago 16 October; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.

BRAWLER | Auckland 17 October; lame right front leg; veterinary clearance required.

SOUTHERN COOL | Auckland 17 October; lame right front leg; veterinary clearance required.

WISE MAN SAY | Auckland 17 October; lame left front leg; veterinary clearance required.

ROCKET FUEL | Auckland 17 October; late scratching after becoming cast in barrier; must complete trial.

MISHKA | Hawke’s Bay 17 October; suspensory injury; veterinary clearance required.

ZOLTAN | Ashburton 18 October; muscle soreness; veterinary clearance required.

Protest

SWEET HUNTER | Tauranga 14 October; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

Harness

Follow up

Wairio TC - Thursday 15th October 2020

Race 2 - DON WRIGHT MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE

Stable representative C Graham advised Stewards on 21 October that MISS AUCKLAND has had her hocks injected since last racing and will have a brief freshen up prior to resuming.

Race 8 - WAIRIO LIFE MEMBERS JUNIOR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Cox advised Stewards on 19 October that blood tests taken from FOREGONE CONCLUSION revealed no abnormalities with Mr Cox of the opinion that the gelding had not backed up from its run at Ascot Park five days earlier.


Race 10 - SOUTHLAND VEHICLE SALES MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Cox advised Stewards that blood tests taken from FOLKLORE revealed low iron levels with this currently being treated.


Methven TC - Sunday 11th October 2020

Race 2 - TARA FAMILY TRUST TROT

Trainer J Withell advised Stewards on 16 October that after having bloods taken from GOOSE HEALY, the horse was found to have a viral infection which has been treated.


Northern Southland TC - Saturday 10th October 2020

Race 3 - WALKER MURDOCH MOBILE PACE

Trainer O Lawrence advised Stewards on 13 October that MISS AUCKLAND has recovered well following its performance at Ascot Park on Saturday and in view of this will continue with her current preparation


Auckland TC - Friday 18th September 2020

Race 3 - BRECKON FARMS MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Young advised Stewards on 24 September that blood tests have revealed that JOHN WAYNE is suffering from a virus necessitating its scratching from this week's engagement.

Race 8 - WHAT THE HILL AT WOODLANDS TENDER CLOSES 23 OCT HCP TROT

Trainer J Dickie advised Stewards on 24 September that following the gelding's disappointing performance last week PARAMOUNT KING has been sent for a spell.


Methven TC - Sunday 13th September 2020

Race 6 - ASHBURTON CLUB & MSA MOBILE PACE

Trainer T Yesberg advised Stewards on 14 September that DISMARA was found to be suffering from sore feet following its run at Methven with pads and sole putty being applied for the gelding's upcoming engagements.


NZ Metro TC - Friday 11th September 2020

Race 2 - HYDROFLOW MOBILE PACE

Trainer C Harrison advised Stewards on 14 September that blood tests have revealed that OLIVER NORTH is suffering from a virus which is now being treated.

News in Brief

Harness

Driver Penalties

A Temu | Waikato Bay of Plenty 15 October; drove in a manner capable of diminishing chances; suspended 16 October - 3 December inclusive.

F Phelan | Waikato Bay of Plenty 15 October; use of whip; fined $200.

Trainer Penalties

R Villiger | Waikato Bay of Plenty 15 October; late gear notification; fined $50.

L Bond | Wairio 15 October; incorrect gear; fined $100.

H Hunter | Wairio 15 October; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Court | Oamaru 18 October; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties

MAJESTIC STRIDE | Waikato Bay of Plenty 15 October; broke in running; must complete trial.

MIDFREW LUISIANABEAU | NZ Metropolitan 16 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

RANDOM SPUR | Oamaru 18 October; broke in running; must complete trial.

DEBORAHS GEM | Oamaru 18 October; late scratching after having blood in a nostril; veterinary clearance required.

MISS IMPRESSION | Oamaru 18 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

Protests

ZAMBIA | Wairio 15 October; caused interference; relegated from 2nd to 4th.

MAJESTIC LAVROS | NZ Metropolitan 16 October; lapped on; relegated from 1st to 3rd.

PRINCE TEKA | NZ Metropolitan 16 October; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

NAVARA | NZ Metropolitan 16 October; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

ONE OVER DOVER | Oamaru 18 October; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

Greyhounds

Follow up

Christchurch GRC - 28th August 2020

Race 3 Garrard's Horse & Hound Stakes

Trainer M Grant has reported to Stewards that STYLISH STEPPER had pulled up lame in a hock subsequent to this race.


Waikato GRC - 27 August 2020

Trainer W Steele advised that OPAWA NEMO sustained an injury to the right Achilles tendon not a strained hock as recorded.


Christchurch GRC - Thursday 27 August 2020

Trainer R Casey advised Stewards that TAIERI MIST fractured a hock when trialing yesterday and was euthanised in consequence.


Christchurch GRC - Tuesday 25 August 2020

Trainer G Cleeve advised Stewards that ABSENT and KNOW TALENT were both found to be suffering from strained hocks subsequent to their respective races on Tuesday.

News in Brief

Greyhounds

Dog Penalty

MURMUR | Palmerston North 13 October; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.