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

Counties Racing Club - Saturday 21 November 2020

HAUNUI FARM COUNTIES BOWL (1100m)

SUMMER PASSAGE (C Grylls) – Co-trainer A Scott reported to Stewards, that on arrival back to the stables, SUMMER PASSAGE had pulled up lame. On Monday 23 November, SUMMER PASSAGE was seen to by the chiropractor, which revealed mild lameness to the croup area. A Scott further advised it is the stables intention to continue on with the gelding’s current preparation.


Racing Rotorua - Tuesday 17 November 2020

Race 8 LASER ELECTRICAL 1560 HANDICAP 1560 meters

ASPIRING (S Collett) – Trainer S Marsh advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and it is his intention to continue on with ASPIRING’S current preparation.


Racing Tauranga - Saturday 14 November 2020

STEWART BROWNE MEMORIAL 3YO (1400 Metres)

ROSE ‘N’ POWER (T Thornton) – Trainer F Cornege advised Stewards, ROSE ‘N’ POWER pulled a muscle to the off hind quarter and has now been sent for a brief spell.

GARTSHORE TAURANGA STAKES (1600 Metres)

TRUE ENOUGH (J Riddell) – Co-trainer A Forsman advised Stewards, TRUE ENOUGH is to undergo a veterinary examination in the coming days. A further follow up with A Forsman will be completed by Stewards in the coming days.

A Forsman reported to Stewards on Friday 20 November, TRUE ENOUGH underwent a veterinary examination on Thursday 19 November which revealed no abnormalities. A Forsman further advised TRUE ENOUGH has now been sent for a spell.


Manawatu RC - 13 November 2020

MCINTOSH CRANES/TEAM DH LTD/INTER BUILDING 2YO (1000 Metres)

WAKARI (D Johnson) – Found to have a chipped sesamoid in the near foreleg after a undergoing further veterinary examination on return to the stable. WAKARI will now have box rest for a month.

JA RUSSELL LTD/STRINGFELLOWS CIVIL ENGINEERING 1550 (1550 Metres)

LORNA DOON (C Johnson) – Stable representative M Marshall advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of LORNA DOON, however, has now been sent for a freshen up.


Waikato Racing Club - Saturday 7 November 2020

ENDLESS DRAMA (C Ormsby) – Trainer T Pike advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the entire and it is his intention to continue on with ENDLESS DRAMA’S current preparation.


Otaki-Maori Racing Club - Thursday 5 November 2020

Race 10 VETS ON RIVERBANK HANDICAP (1600 Metres)

CHANCEUX (J Parkes) – Stable representative D Mosley advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and it is their intention to continue on with CHANCEUX’S current preparation.


Avondale Jockey Club - Wednesday 4th November 2020

Race 5 AJC.CO.NZ (1400 metres)

ARYA STARK (M McNab) – Co-trainer A Scott advised Stewards, ARYA STARK pulled up sore and has now been sent for a spell.

Race 9 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1600 metres)

SWISS REGAL (L Satherley) – Trainer D Sweeney reported to Stewards, on Thursday 5 November the mare underwent a veterinary examination which revealed no abnormalities. D Sweeney further advised SWISS REGAL, will no longer be considered as a racing prospect for the stable.


Auckland Racing Club - Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Race 4 Carbine Club Trophy (1400 metres)

YEARN (T Harris) – Trainer K Fursdon advised Stewards, she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and it is her intention to continue on with YEARN’S current preparation.

Race 8 Platinum & Plug Digital 1600

MASTER PAINTON (O Bosson) – Co-trainer K Shailer advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of MASTER PAINTON and it is their intention to continue on with the gelding’s current preparation.

Race 10 Barfoot & Thompson 1400

CASTELLO ROYALE (D Danis) – Co-trainer B Vance advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and it is their intention to continue on with CASTELLO ROYALE’S current preparation.


Counties Racing Club - Saturday 31st October 2020

Race 7 HAUNUI FARM KARAKA CLASSIC (1600 Metres)

IN A TWINKLING (O Bosson) – Trainer J Richards advised Stewards, he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and it is his intention to continue on with IN A TWINKLING’S current preparation.

Race 8 FRANKLIN AUCTIONS 1600

LIVVY LASS (V Colgan) – Co-trainer P Gerard advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and will continue on with her current preparation.


Waikato Racing Club - Saturday 24th October 2020

Race 3 FOSTER GROUP 2100

MISTER MOSEY (M McNab) – Trainer D Greene advised Stewards, MISTER MOSEY came through the run well, however, has now been sent for a spell.

Race 7 JAMES AND ANNIE SARTEN MEMORIAL STAKES (1400)

NOT AN OPTION (L Innes) – Trainer T Pike reported, bone chips were found in the near fore fetlock of NOT AN OPTION, with the colt now being sent for a spell.

News in Brief

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

S Toolooa | Canterbury 14 November (heard Southland 18 November); excessive use of whip; fined $400.

J Lowry | Southland 18 November; misconduct; fined $500.

Y Coonee | Counties 21 November; careless riding; suspended 22-29 November inclusive.

O Bosson | Counties 21 November; careless riding; suspended 22 November - 3 December inclusive.

O Bosson | Counties 21 November; excessive use of whip; fined $1,000.

L Satherley | Counties 21 November; excessive use of whip; fined $450.

L Hemi | Rangitikei 21 November; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

Trainer Penalties

J Richards | Rotorua 17 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.

M Moroney & P Gerrard | Rotorua 17 November; late rider declaration; fined $50.

J Gordon | Southland 18 November; neglect in saddling; fined $100.

S Marsh | Taranaki 20 November; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Penalties

TRAVELLING KATE | Rotorua 17 November; very awkward to begin; must complete trial.

LOVINGYOURWORK | Taranaki 20 November; lame right foreleg; veterinary clearance required.

SHENANIGANS | Counties 21 November; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

MADE OF GOLD | Rangitikei 21 November; late scratching after rearing over in barriers; must complete trial.

CHILLAX ‘N’ CHASE | Rangitikei 21 November; late scratching after attempting to escape under barrier; must complete trial.

Protest

FAMILIA | Counties 21 November; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

Harness

Follow up

Winton HRC - Thursday 19th November 2020

Race 7 - WINTON'S TOP PUB MOBILE PACE

Co-trainer R Wilson advised Stewards on 25 November that ROBYNS SHADOW will be given a brief freshen up prior to resuming after its disappointing performance at Winton last week.


Banks Peninsula TC - Sunday 22nd November 2020

Race 9 - LEO MAY MEMORIAL TROT

Trainer B Borcoskie advised Stewards on 24 November that THE BLOSS has recovered well following its disappointing performance at Motukarara on Sunday and will continue with its current preparation.


Rangiora HRC - Wednesday 18th November 2020

Race 8 - CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES RANGIORA DEC 20 MOBILE PACE

Trainer T Chmiel advised Stewards on 24 November that STICK MAN has been treated with antibiotics following its disappointing performance at Rangiora last week.

Stable representative J Dunn advised Stewards on 24 November that OFF N GONE has been treated for a minor infection since racing at Rangiora last week. Subsequent to this the horse has returned unsatisfactory blood test results that required further treatment necessitating its scratching from its engagement at Addington on Friday.


NZ Metro TC - Friday 13th November 2020

Race 7 - LANSON CHAMPAGNE MOBILE TROT

Trainer P Nairn advised Stewards on 18 November that ANDOVERLOV has worked well since disappointing at Addington on Show Day and will continue with its current preparation.


Ashburton TC - Thursday 12th November 2020

Race 3 - GARTH JEMMETT CONSTRUCTION PACE

Co-trainer G Dunn advised Stewards on 18 November that VINCENT VAN GONE has recovered well following its disappointing performance at Ashburton last week and will continue its preparation at Motukarara on Sunday.

Race 4 - CATES GRAIN & SEED MOBILE PACE

Trainer P Kerr advised Stewards on 18 November that LANCEWOOD LOUIE has been treated for an elevated white cell count and dehydration following its performance at Ashburton last week and will continue with its current preparation.


Winton HRC - Sunday 15th November 2020

Race 1 - FEAR THE DRAGON AT MACCA LODGE MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Cox advised Stewards on 17 November that MIDNIGHT IN MEMPHIS has recovered well following its performance at Winton on Sunday and will continue its preparation at Motukarara this weekend.


Ashburton TC - Monday 26th October 2020

Race 6 - FIONA STUART MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Cox advised Stewards on 17 November that FOLKLORE has been treated for a foot abscess since last racing.


NZ Metro TC - Tuesday 10th November 2020

Race 9 - HORNBY LIQUOR CENTRE MOBILE PACE

Co-trainer M Purdon advised Stewards on 12 November that AQUA SANCTA has recovered well following its run at Addington on Cup Day and will have blinds added to its gear for its engagement on Show Day.


Kaikoura TC - Monday 2nd November 2020

Race 7 - MAJESTIC SON SOUTH BAY TROTTERS CUP (HCP TROT)

Trainer D Hunter advised Stewards on 3 November that a scope has confirmed that DESTINY JONES is suffering from a respiratory infection. Mr Hunter added that following treatment the mare will most likely resume on Show Day at Addington.


Tuapeka HRC - Sunday 25th October 2020

Race 1 - FEAR THE DRAGON AT MACCA LODGE/KENNY BUILDERS MOBILE PACE

Trainer P Hunter advised Stewards on 28 October that EMMA STONE has recovered well following its disappointing performance at Forbury Park on Sunday and will be given a brief freshen up prior to resuming.

News in Brief

Harness

Driver Penalties

J Young-Grant | Rangiora 18 November; careless driving; fined $200.

A Pyers | Manawatu 19 November; incompetent driving; suspended 20 November 2020 - 19 April 2021 inclusive.

D Ferguson | Manawatu 19 November; use of whip; fined $200.

W Higgs | Banks Peninsula 22 November; careless driving; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties

T Hall | Auckland 20 November; late gear notification; fined $50.

B Graham | Oamaru 21 November; failed to affix gear so as not to come adrift; fined $100.

B Butt | Banks Peninsula 22 November; incorrect gear; fined $100.

Horse Penalties

A GUINNESS DANCE | Rangiora 18 November; out of position at start; must complete mobile start trial.

FUN IN THE DARK | Rangiora 18 November; fell in running and lame front leg; must complete trial and veterinary clearance required.

STICK MAN | Rangiora 18 November; mucus in trachea; veterinary clearance required.

I SAID IMRACN | Manawatu 19 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

LEXI T | Auckland 20 November; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

UNFAZED | Banks Peninsula 22 November; fell in running; must complete trial.

Protests

ONLY ONE WAY | Winton 19 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

THE PEAKY BLINDER | Winton 19 November; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

SEKKIE MONKEY | Winton 19 November; 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 Penalties

ZIPPING SCOOT | Palmerston North 17 November; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

AHUROA PRINCESS | Wanganui 18 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

HAPPY MEDIUM | Waikato 19 November; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH SUSAN | Wanganui 20 November; failed to pursue the lure (2nd offence); stood down for 3 months and must complete trial.

HOMEBUSH ALEXEI | Otago 22 November; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.