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.


Twitter

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Thoroughbred

Follow up

Matamata Racing Club- Saturday 1 August

Race 6 BALLYMORE STABLES 1200

DON DRAPER (S McKay) – Trainer S Marsh reported to Stewards, that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of gelding, however, will now apply blinkers to the gelding’s gear before his next race day start.


Hawke’s Bay Racing Inc- Wednesday 29th July 2020

Race 4 LIVAMOL CLASSIC RACEDAY 17 OCTOBER MAIDEN (1200 Metres)

FLEURISSIMO (D Johnson) – Trainer R Manning advised Stewards, that he is satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and it is his intention to continue with the mare’s preparation.


Counties Racing Club @ Avondale- Saturday 25th July 2020

Race 5 Counties Agri 1200

GORGEOUS GEISHA (C Jones) - Trainer N Tiley advised Stewards, on Monday 27 July, GORGEOUS GEISHA underwent a veterinary examination, which included an endoscopic examination and no abnormalities were detected. It is now N Tiley’s intention to carry on with the mare’s current preparation.


Canterbury Jockey Club - Saturday 27 June 2020

Race 7 - Barneswood Farm Rating 93 Handicap (1200m)

ISHINKTAATLEDO - Co-trainer R Didham advised that ISHINKTAATLEDO had been vetted in subsequent days with no abnormality apparent but the decision was made to retire the mare from racing


Auckland Racing Club - 11 July 2020

Race 1 - BARFOOT & THOMPSON 880

KOHI KID ( E Nicholas) - Trainer L Anderson reported the gelding has now been retired after having bled.


Wanganui JC Thursday - 25th June

Race 11 OFFICE SMARTS 1350 (1350 Metres)

POROTENE CHARM (C Burdan) - T Keegan advised Stewards she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly, however, put the disappointing performance down to the holding track conditions. T Keegan further advised it is now her intention to carry on with POROTENE CHARM’S current preparation.

News in Brief

Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

R Elliot | Hawke’s Bay 29 July; failed to make weight; fined $250.

R Bishop | Wellington 31 July; careless riding; suspended 1-13 August inclusive.

J Baillie | Wellington 31 July; excessive use of whip; suspended 1-8 August inclusive.

L Hemi | Wellington 31 July; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

C Burdan | Matamata 1 August; careless riding; suspended 9-22 August inclusive.

E Nicholas | Matamata 1 August; medical clearance required.

K Asano | Ashburton 1 August; careless riding; suspended 9-22 August inclusive.

R Cuneen | Ashburton 1 August; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

R Beemud | Te Aroha 2 August; careless riding; suspended 9-26 August inclusive.

R Beemud | Te Aroha 2 August; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties

H Wynyard | Non raceday dated 27 July; misconduct; fined $1,000 and costs of $300 to JCA.

J Pender | Te Aroha 2 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.

Horse Penalties

PRIZED PINS | Wellington 31 July; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SPEEDY MEADY | Matamata 1 August; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

SUMMER WARRIOR | Te Aroha 2 August; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

Harness

Follow up

Auckland TC - Wednesday 29th July 2020

Race 11 - REGAN COTTER "THE JUANN AND ONLY" MOBILE PACE

Co-trainer M Purdon advised Stewards on 5 August that blood tests taken from YEA BABY indicated that the filly was suffering from muscle tie up which is now being treated.


NZ Metro TC - Sunday 2nd August 2020

Race 3 - SHIRLEY & MARTIN CUMMINGS WITH SUE DREAMER MOBILE PACE

Trainer G O'Reilly advised Stewards on 5 August that blood tests taken from LOOK SHARP revealed that the mare was suffering from muscle tie up with this now being treated


Race 7 - COLIN & NANCY HAIR WITH STARDON TROT

Stable representative A Tomlinson advised Stewards on 3 August that HONEYS SON is being treated for stifle soreness and will return to the trials before resuming.


Race 9 - THE WARD & PATTERSON FAMILY WITH HYDE PARK ROYAL MOB PACE

Trainer D Pearce advised Stewards on 3 August that EASTWOOD CHIEFTAIN is being treated for a nasal discharge with the gelding continuing with its current preparation.


NZ Metro TC - Sunday 26th July 2020

Race 6 - McMILLANS EQUINE FEEDS NZ JUNIOR DRIVERS (HEAT 6) TROT

Trainer K Townley advised Stewards on 29 July that blood tests taken from ESCARGO confirmed that the mare was suffering from muscle tie up with this now being treated.


Race 8 - BLUE STAR TAXIS MOBILE PACE

Co-trainer N Purdon advised Stewards on 29 July that ADMIRABLE has been sent for a spell.


NZ Metro TC - Friday 24th July 2020

Race 3 - FAHEY SKIP & WASTE/GARDEN CITY SKIPS HANDICAP TROT

Trainer P Nairn advised Stewards on 29 July that ANDOVERLOV has had its hocks and back treated since racing at Addington last Friday.

Invercargill HRC - Thursday 23rd July 2020

Race 7 - THE HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT MOBILE PACE

Co-Trainer R Wilson advised Stewards on 29 July that ROBYNS SHADOW has been treated for an abscess to a foot and will be given a brief freshen up prior to resuming.

Cambridge Harness - Thursday 23rd July 2020

Race 2 - BLACK DOG FURNITURE MOBILE PACE

Co-Trainer V Blanchard advised Stewards on 29 July that WEREN'T WATCHING has been treated for muscle tie up and a high white cell count subsequent to racing at Cambridge last Thursday.

Trainer Z Butcher advised Stewards on 22 July that WHISKY NEAT has been sent for a lengthy spell.

News in Brief

Harness

Driver Penalties

T Macfarlane | Auckland 29 July; use of whip; fined $200.

B Butt | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; use of whip; fined $300.

M Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; use of whip; fined $400.

O Thornley | NZ Metropolitan 31 July; use of whip; fined $300.

M Kerr | NZ Metropolitan 31 July (heard NZ Metropolitan 2 August); use of whip; fined $200.

A Fitzgerald | NZ Metropolitan 2 August; use of whip; fined $200.

Horse Penalties

FRANCO HUNTINGTON | Invercargill 30 July; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

IMRAN KHAN | Invercargill 30 July; lame after race; veterinary clearance required.

BE BEE LASS | NZ Metropolitan 2 August; broke at start; must complete mobile start trial.

HONEYS SON | NZ Metropolitan 2 August; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

Greyhounds

Follow up

Wanganui GRC - Wednesday 24 June 2020

Following further discussion and investigation the warning placed against trainer J Black for not presenting his registration papers has been rescinded.


Christchurch GRC - Friday 19 June 2020

Trainer C Weir advised Stewards that HONEY LANTREE was found to have suffered a fibula bone injury after winning.


Trainer L Waretini advised Stewards that MY ROSIE was found to be suffering from a sprained wrist after racing on Friday.


Wanganui GRC - Friday 19 June 2020

BIGTIME STELLA was examined by vet C Boyce and cleared of injury.

News in Brief

Greyhounds

Trainer/Handler Penalties

J McInerney | Palmerston North 28 July; weight offence; fined $150.

J McInerney Jnr | Christchurch 6 July (heard Christchurch 24 July); boxed his runner in an improper manner; fined $200.