News in Brief

23 February 2020

Thoroughbred


Rider Penalties

Z Bholah | Southland 17 February; use of whip; fined $300.

C Lammas | Wairoa 20 February; failed to make weight; fined $300.

K Chowdhoory | Canterbury 21 February; excessive use of whip; fined $300.

R Oliver | Matamata 22 February; excessive use of whip; suspended 1-11 March inclusive.

R Elliot | Matamata 22 February; failed to make weight; fined $400.


Trainer Penalty

S Gordon | Otaki-Maori 22 February; failed to declare rider; fined $300.


Horse Actions/Penalties

HAZEL’S GIRL | Wairoa 20 February; late scratching after failing to load; must complete trial.

JEWEL OF PATCH | Matamata 22 February; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.


General

The Avondale JC meeting scheduled for 19 February was abandoned due to lack of entries.

The Wairoa JC meeting of 23 February was abandoned after Race 7 due to visibility issues.


Harness


Driver Penalties

A Lethaby | NZ Metropolitan 20 February; careless driving; fined $200.

C Smith | Waikato Bay of Plenty 21 February; use of whip; fined $200.

A Cameron | Invercargill 21 February; careless driving; suspended 24 February - 1 March inclusive.

B Hope | NZ Metropolitan 20 February (heard Ashburton 22 February); careless driving; suspended 29 February - 6 March inclusive.

T Chmiel | Ashburton 22 February; driving in a manner likely to cause interference; suspended 23 February - 1 March inclusive.

C Wigg | Waikouaiti 23 February; crossed over prior to start point; fined $100.

B Wilmott | Waikouaiti 23 February; crossed over prior to start point; fined $100.

K Butt | Waikouaiti 23 February; careless driving; suspended 24-28 February inclusive.


Trainer Penalties

C Dalgety & N Purdon | NZ Metropolitan 20 February; incorrect gear; fined $125.

T Bagrie | NZ Metropolitan 20 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

R Holmes | Ashburton 22 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.

B Butt | Ashburton 22 February; incorrect gear; fined $100.


Horse Actions/Penalties

KIWI HEIR | Invercargill 21 February; broke in running; must complete trial.

THE IRISH LION | Invercargill 21 February; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

SONOMA TYRON | Ashburton 22 February; broke and caused horse to lose driver; must complete trial.

MAJESTIC ACTION | Ashburton 22 February; bucked and lost driver; must complete 2 trials.

K MACH | Waikouaiti 23 February; slow recovery; veterinary clearance required.

HANDS UP JACK | Waikouaiti 23 February; hung outwards and checked runner; must complete trial.

QUEEN BEE BARDON | Waikouaiti 23 February; lame left hind leg; veterinary clearance required.


Protests

ROYAL DEL | NZ Metropolitan 20 February; excessive galloping during race; disqualified from 5th.

LUELLA | NZ Metropolitan 20 February; caused interference; relegated from 1st to 2nd.

MAJESTIC CONNIES | Waikouaiti 23 February; denied a fair start; declared a non runner.


General

Race 3 at the Ashburton TC meeting of 22 February was abandoned after a horse escaped driverless.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

S & B Evans | Non raceday dated 14 February; weight offence (4th offence); fined $300.

D Donlon | Wanganui 19 February; incorrect rug; fined $50.

Kennel Steward L Fowlie | Wanganui 19 February; incorrect rug; fined $50.


Dog Penalties

HEY FERNANDO | Auckland 23 February; marring (4th offence); stood down for 12 months and must complete trial.

UTHOR BALE | Auckland 23 February; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.


General

Race 7 of the Auckland GRC meeting of 23 February was declared a No Race after the lure broke down.