News in Brief

28 February 2021


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

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

Trainer/Handler Penalty

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.