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

Click on the corresponding meeting to find links to the Stewards Report, Results and any Follow up reports from that meeting.


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Thoroughbred

Follow up

Matamata Racing Club - Saturday 27 February 2021

Race 5 RICH HILL STUD 1400

LONG JACK (T Harris) – Co-trainer A Forsman advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of LONG JACK, however, has now been sent for a spell.

Race 7 J SWAP CONTRACTORS LTD MATAMATA BREEDERS STAKES (1200 metres)

MOZZRELLA (S Collett) – Co-trainer N Wigley advised Stewards, MOZZRELLA, pulled up shin sore in the near front leg, with the filly now being sent for a brief freshen up.


Wairarapa Racing Club - Monday 8 February 2021

Race 3 VALLEY PLUMBING MDN 1000M

RUNTHIEFRUN (K Hercock) - Underwent a veterinary examination in the days following this race including blood test which did not reveal any abnormality. Connections advised that they would be adding a tongue tie for its next start.


Taranaki Racing Club - Saturday 6 February 2021

Race 1 HOBO’S 90 NOT OUT 1800M

ZENKURO (M McNab) – Trainer M Forbes advised Stewards, that on Tuesday 9 February, ZENKURO, underwent a veterinary examination which included blood tests, with the results showing no abnormalities. M Forbes further advised it is his intention to continue on with the gelding’s current preparation.


Wellington Racing Club - 30 January 2021

Race 1 VERNON & VAZEY TRUCK PARTS PREMIER 1400

SHARE POWER (J Parkes) - Underwent an endoscopic examination on return to the stable which revealed no abnormality. Trainer M Breslin will apply a tongue tie at its next raceday start.

Race 2 CONCEPT SECURITY PREMIER (1200 Metres)

HOLD THE PRESS (D Johnson) – Co-trainer J Benner advised Stewards, on return to the stable, HOLD THE PRESS, underwent a veterinary examination which revealed no abnormality. J Benner further advised it is the stables intention to continue on with the filly’s current preparation.

Race 9 NZ CAMPUS OF INNOVATION & SPORT WELLINGTON CUP (Group 3) (3200 Metres)

SUPER HOOF (J Fawcett) – Trainer G Old advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of SUPER HOOF, however, may have not seen out the 3200m. SUPER HOOF, has now been sent for a brief spell and will return for Autumn racing.

News in Brief

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

B May | Counties 25 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 28 February - 11 March inclusive and fined $500.

J Riddell | Counties 25 February; medical clearance required (subsequently received on 27 February).

K Williams | Canterbury 26 February; careless riding; suspended 7-26 March inclusive and fined $500.

S Toolooa | Canterbury 26 February; careless riding; suspended 7-17 March inclusive and fined $500.

S Wynne | Canterbury 26 February; medical clearance required.

S O’Malley | Otaki-Maori 27 February; careless riding; suspended 28 February - 12 March inclusive and fined $750.

Horse Penalty

PINMEDOWN | Matamata 27 February; cardiac arrhythmia; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

Protest

ISLAND HOP | Canterbury 26 February; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

Harness

Follow up

Waikouaiti TC - Sunday 28th February 2021

Race 4 OMALASS - DRIED MOLASSES/BIDFOOD MOBILE PACE

Trainer R Houghton advised Stewards on 3 March that ART CRACKER has been sent for a brief freshen up subsequent to its disappointing performance at Oamaru on Sunday.


Ashburton TC - Saturday 27th February 2021

Race 2 NEWLANDS AUTO ELECTRICAL MOBILE PACE

Trainer D Taylor advised Stewards on 3 March that BEST TRIO has recovered well subsequent to its race at Ashburton on Saturday and will continue with its current preparation.


NZ Metro TC - Thursday 25th February 2021

Race 1 NZB STANDARDBRED MOBILE PACE

Trainer T Chmiel advised Stewards on 3 March that KOWHAI MAGIC was found to be suffering from a virus subsequent to racing at Addington last week and is now being treated accordingly.

Race 3 HYDROFLOW (JUNIOR DRIVERS) MOBILE PACE

Stable representative J Dunn advised Stewards on 3 March that blood tests taken from LADY MATARA revealed no abnormalities with the mare continuing with its preparation at Addington on Sunday.


Winton HRC - Sunday 21st February 2021

Race 5 HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY MOBILE PACE

Co-Trainer K Barclay advised Stewards on 25 February that KASE is being treated for a virus and will have a short spell in consequence.


Auckland TC - Friday 19th February 2021

Race 1 FRESHER FOODS AMATEUR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE

Trainer S Wigg advised Stewards on 25 February that blood tests taken from MIGHTY MONICA following its performance last week revealed no abnormalities with the mare being given a brief freshen up prior to resuming.

Race 7 DUNSTAN SPEEDFEED SUMMER SERIES MOBILE PACE

Co-Trainer V Blanchard advised Stewards on 25 February that ALADDIN was found to have mucus in its throat subsequent to its performance last week and is being treated accordingly.


NZ Metro TC - Friday 19th February 2021

Race 4 NZB STANDARDBRED MOBILE PACE

Trainer S Dolan advised Stewards on 25 February that AMORE VITA has been diagnosed with an inflammatory airways disease and in consequence has been sent for a lengthy spell.

Race 5 XCM SPORT MOBILE TROT

Trainer L McKay advised Stewards on 25 February that FAITH NO MORE has recovered well following its performance at Addington last week and will resume at Ashburton on Saturday with an anti-choke device added to its gear.


Oamaru HRC - Wednesday 10th February 2021

Race 5 PICK & SHOVEL MOBILE PACE

Stable representative K Tomlinson advised Stewards on 24 February that subsequent to its disappointing performance at Oamaru on 10 February SHARDS FURY has been sent for a brief spell.


Hororata TC - Sunday 14th February 2021

Race 1 FIONA STUART MEMORIAL TROT

Trainer G Smith advised Stewards on 17 February that SHIFFTY was suffering from a cough following its performance at Methven in Sunday and has been sent for a spell.

Race 2 PGG WRIGHTSON/GLENWILLOW FEEDS MOBILE PACE

Trainer T Yesberg advised Stewards on 17 February that SHES WATCHING has recovered well after its race at Methven where it got worked up as a result of the false start adding that the mare will continue with her current preparation.

Race 4 PHILIP WAREING LTD (CONTRACTORS) MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Harrington advised Stewards on 15 February that JEREMY WELLS was found to have mucus in its lungs subsequent to racing at Methven last weekend and will resume with its preparation once treated.

Race 8 GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND HORORATA CUP (HCP PACE)

Trainer G Court advised Stewards that GILLIGANS ISLAND has recovered well following a hard run at Methven on Sunday and will continue with its current preparation.


Amberley TC - Monday 8th February 2021

Race 1 CAVALIER TROTTING PRODUCTS-NORTH CANTERBURY TROTTING TROT

Trainer R Holmes advised Stewards on 11 February that following its performance at Rangiora last week JESPER FAST has been sent for a short spell.

Co-Trainer P Wakelin advised Stewards on 10 February that READY I AM has been treated for an elevated white cell count since last racing.

Race 8 RANGIORA EQUINE SERVICES AMBERLEY CUP (HCP PACE)

Trainer M Purvis advised Stewards on 9 February that QUARTERBACK has been treated for muscle tie-up subsequent to its performance at Rangiora on Monday.

Race 9 VALLEY INN TAVERN HANDICAP TROT

Trainer M Purvis advised Stewards on 9 February that MY MOMENT'S NOW has been treated for a high white blood cell count subsequent to its performance at Rangiora on Monday.

News in Brief

Harness

Driver Penalties

J Abernethy | Manawatu 23 February; out of position at start; fined $100.

K Barron | NZ Metropolitan 25 February; use of whip; suspended 28 February - 10 March inclusive.

R Holmes | NZ Metropolitan 25 February; use of whip; suspended 1-7 March inclusive.

M Jones | Auckland 26 February; careless driving; suspended 6-14 March inclusive.

D McCormick | Ashburton 27 February; use of whip; suspended 28 February - 27 May inclusive.

J Hay | Waikouaiti 28 February; careless driving; suspended 1-7 March inclusive.

P Wakelin | Waikouaiti 28 February; use of whip; fined $200.

J Young-Grant | Waikouaiti 28 February; failed to drive runner to finish of race; fined $400.

Trainer Penalties

J Dickie | Auckland 26 February; late gear notification; fined $50.

J Withell | Waikouaiti 28 February; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

G Court | Waikouaiti 28 February; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

Horse Penalties

SLY TRICKS | Invercargill 24 February; fell in running; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

GLITZ AND GLAM | NZ Metropolitan 25 February; bled; stood down for 30 days and must complete trial with veterinary clearance including a scope required.

GLIDE ALONG | Ashburton 27 February; broke in running; must complete trial.

DON’T QUOTE ME | Ashburton 27 February; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

MAJOR DOLMIO | Waikouaiti 28 February; slow recovery; veterinary clearance required.

OVER IT | Waikouaiti 28 February; late scratching after causing 2 false starts; must complete mobile start trial.

BUFFY NORTHSTAINS | Waikouaiti 28 February; broke at start; must complete standing start trial.

CALL THIS FUN | Waikouaiti 28 February; broke in running; must complete trial.

Protest

EASY PICKINGS | Ashburton 27 February; lapped on; relegated from 3rd to 6th.

General

Race 2 at Invercargill HRC meeting of 24 February was abandoned due to safety concerns.

At the NZ Metropolitan Club’s meeting of 25 February JIMMY CANNON, JOHNNY NEVITS and MOTOR MOUTH (all trained by J Alford) were late scratched by order of Stewards under Rule 213(1)(c).

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

Trainer Penalties

S Gommans | Wanganui 24 February; weight offence; fined $150.

Dog Penalties

ROSE AND CROWN | Wanganui 24 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

MR MUPPET | Christchurch 25 February; marring (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

General

The Auckland GRC meeting scheduled for 28 February was abandoned due to the uplift in alert levels in Auckland.