News in Brief

31 May 2020

Harness


Horse Penalties

COMFORTABLY NUMB | NZ Metropolitan 28 May; suffered bout of colic; veterinary clearance required.

TIME IN A BOTTLE | NZ Metropolitan 29 May; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

SMITHY | NZ Metropolitan 29 May; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

COBBER KAIN | Invercargill 30 May; elevated heart rate; veterinary clearance required.


Protest

RICHARD THE THIRD | Invercargill 30 May; excessive galloping in home straight; disqualified from 5th.


Greyhounds


Trainer/Handler Penalties

A Turnwald | Palmerston North 12 May (heard Palmerston North 26 May); weight offence; fined $100.

B Hunt | Wanganui 6 March (heard Wanganui 27 May); made false statement to Stewards; fined $350.

S O’Neill | Auckland 31 May; failed to scratch runner by prescribed time denying reserve a start; fined $300.


Dog Penalties

MITCHAM TREASURE | Christchurch 25 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

BIGTIME CHAMP | Wanganui 27 May; unsatisfactory performance; must complete trial.

PLATINUM PAISLEY | Christchurch 28 May; failed to pursue the lure but found to have serious injury; must complete trial.

ALENG | Auckland 31 May; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.