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

Waikato Racing Club - Wednesday 20 January 2021

Race 3 - LOTS 147 & 244 AT KARAKA 2021

MOUNT REMARKABLE (S McKay) - Trainer K Hawtin reported that MOUNT REMARKABLE had undergone a veterinary inspection in days subsequent which could find no significant abnormality other than slight heat and bruising to the near fore inside heel.


Wanganui Jockey Club - Thursday 14 January 2021

Race 10 WHANGANUI CHRONICLE 2040 METRES (2040 metres)

I AM A CRAFTSMAN (J Parkes) – Stable representative M Marshall advised Stewards, the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of I AM A CRAFTSMAN, however has now been sent for a freshen up.


RACING THAMES @ Te Aroha Sunday 3 January 2021

Race 4 PAK ‘N SAVE THAMES SPRINT 1000 metres

LASER’S FURY (L Innes) – Stewards concluded an investigation into the condition of LASER’S FURY leading into the race meeting. Trainer G Harvey reported that the gelding had been treated by his veterinarian for a skin condition and was advised it would have no effect on the gelding’s performance. A veterinary report dated 31 December 2020 from Cambridge Vets confirmed the skin condition was of low clinical significance and would not affect performance with the fungal infection being resolved, however the hair was still yet to grow back, and in the opinion of the veterinarian was fit to race. Notwithstanding the report, Trainer G Harvey was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation in that he should have reported the condition to Stewards prior to the race meeting.


Racing Tauranga - Saturday 2 January 2021

Race 3 STE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL 2100

BABY FACE (D Johnson) – Trainer S Marsh advised Stewards, on Tuesday 5 January, BABYFACE underwent a veterinary examination and blood tests, which revealed no abnormalities. S Marsh further advised, it is his intention to continue on the mare’s current preparation.

OUR BEESKEES (L Satherley) – Trainer D Sweeney, reported to Stewards, on return to the stable, OUR BEESKEES was showing signs of jarring up, with the main area of concern being that of the shoulder area. D Sweeney further advised that OUR BEESKEES will now be sent for a freshen up.


Racing Rotorua - Monday 28 December 2020

Race 3 LIME CAFÉ 1400

JOHNNY CANUCK (S Collett) – Co-trainer G Richardson advised that on return to the stable, JOHNNY CANUCK underwent a veterinary examination, which confirmed the gelding to be lame in the left hind leg and the hind quarter area. G Richardson further advised that JOHNNY CANUCK has now been sent for a spell.


Waikato Racing Club - Saturday 19 December 2020

Race 8 - DUNSTAN FEEDS STAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (2100m)

AZABOY (T Newman) – Trainer R Collet advised Stewards, AZABOY has now been retired from racing.

News in Brief

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

J Riddell | Wanganui 14 January; failed to make weight; fined $100.

A Calder | Wellington 16 January; careless riding; suspended 21-28 January inclusive and fined $250.

V Colgan | Wellington 16 January; careless riding; suspended 24 January - 10 February inclusive and fined $1,000.

D Bradley | Wellington 16 January; careless riding; suspended 31 January - 10 February inclusive and fined $500.

R Beeharry | Waikouaiti 16 January; careless riding; suspended 24-31 January inclusive and fined $250.

S Toolooa | Waikouaiti 16 January; careless riding; suspended 22-28 January inclusive and fined $400.

Trainer Penalties

A Taylor | Non raceday dated 8 January; failed to provide drug test sample; disqualified 4 November 2020 - 3 November 2021 inclusive.

S Gordon | Wellington 16 January; late rider declaration; fined $50.

Horse Penalties

THE MITIGATOR | Wellington 16 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

THE BLAZING ONE | Waikouaiti 16 January; leg injury; veterinary clearance required.

Harness

Follow up

Ashburton TC - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Race 6 POPLAR FLATS FARM HANDICAP PACE

Trainer K Barron advised Stewards on 20 January that ON THE BUZZER has been sent for a spell.

Race 8 HYGAIN & MITAVITE FEEDS FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE

Trainer J Alford advised Stewards on 20 January that following its performance at Ashburton on 12 January SKIDADDLE was found to be suffering from a cold and has been treated accordingly.

Race 10 HIRE ASHBURTON RACEWAY FOR YOUR NEXT FUNCTION MOB PACE

Trainer A Stuart advised Stewards on 20 January that MAKWALA has recovered well following its disappointing run at Ashburton on 12 January and will resume at Addington with the addition of blinds.


Reefton TC - Wednesday 30th December 2020

Race 9 - ROSCO CONTRACTORS REEFTON CUP (HANDICAP PACE)

Co-trainer G Hope advised Stewards on 4 January that HOMEBUSH LAD has been treated for an infection and will be given a brief freshen up prior to resuming.


Gore HRC - Sunday 27th December 2020

Race 2 - GORE WINDSCREEN N GLASS/KUBALA SEEDS MOBILE PACE

Trainer M Jones advised Stewards on 31 December that ROCKET BOY(AUS) has been treated with antibiotics following its disappointing performance at Gore and will continue its preparation at Roxburgh next week.


Wairio TC - Saturday 19th December 2020

Race 7 - NIGHTCAPS HOTEL MOBILE PACE

Co-trainer P Robertson advised Stewards on 23 December that TOUCHE has recovered well from its run on 19 December adding that in his opinion the mare had got its tongue over the bit. Mr Robertson added that TOUCHE will continue with her southern campaign with some alterations to the tongue tie being made for future races.


Forbury Park TC - Wednesday 16th December 2020

Race 3 - DUNEDIN CITY MOTORS MOBILE PACE

Trainer C Ferguson advised Stewards on 23 December that blood tests taken from LECONTE have failed to reveal any abnormalities with the gelding continuing its preparation.


Methven TC - Sunday 13th December 2020

Race 5 - SMITH SEEDS LTD MOBILE PACE

Trainer M Purdon advised Stewards on 17 December that DIXIE FLYER has been treated for hock soreness subsequent to its performance at Methven last Sunday.


Invercargill HRC - Wednesday 25th November 2020

Race 1 - SWEET LOU 'THE EMERGING SIRE' FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE

Trainer A Milne advised Stewards that PARADISE VALLEY has recovered well following its disappointing performance at Ascot Park on 25 November. Mr Milne further advised that he has changed the work regime of the mare adding that she ran 3rd at the Balfour Trials recently.

News in Brief

Harness

Driver Penalties

G Telfer | Ashburton 12 January; careless driving; suspended 13-29 January inclusive.

M Hurrell | Northern Southland 13 January; careless driving; suspended 21-24 January inclusive.

K Marshall | Waikato Bay of Plenty 14 January; use of whip; fined $200.

J Morrison | Marlborough 15 January; careless driving; fined $250.

T Trathen | Marlborough 17 January; use of whip; fined $250.

Trainer Penalty

T Vince | Non raceday dated 7 January; failed to present runner free of prohibited substance; fined $3,400.

Horse Penalties

AVEROSS SPITFIRE | Ashburton 12 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES | Northern Southland 13 January; cardiac arrhythmia; veterinary clearance required.

ROCK’N KIWI | Northern Southland 13 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

CAUTIOUS GALLEON | Northern Southland 13 January; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

AFTERBURNER | Northern Southland 13 January; late scratching after causing 2 false starts; must complete trial.

SUSIE REIGNMAKER | Waikato Bay of Plenty 14 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

MONARO MAKO | Marlborough 15 January; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

Protests

PRINCE RANIER | Ashburton 12 January; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

IT’S SUMMERTIME | Northern Southland 13 January; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.

TEASE MY TARTAN | Northern Southland 13 January; caused interference; relegated from 3rd to 4th.

TIGER MOTH | Northern Southland 13 January; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.

ACTION PACKED | Marlborough 17 January; broke in running; must complete trial.

A GUINNESS DANCE | Marlborough 17 January; broke in score-up; must complete mobile start trial.

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 Penalty

D Roberts | Christchurch 12 January; weight offence; fined $100.

Dog Penalty

MURMUR | Waikato 14 January; failed to pursue the lure but found to have a serious injury; must complete trial.