News in Brief

4 October 2020


Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties

R Elliot | Tauranga 30 September; failed to make weight; suspended 5-14 October inclusive.

C Ormsby | Tauranga 30 September; excessive use of whip; fined $500.

C Grylls | Waikato 2 October; careless riding; suspended 5-10 October inclusive.

R Oliver | Cambridge 19 September (heard Waikato 2 October); failed to obey a directive; suspended 11-25 October inclusive and fined $1,000.

T Harris | Hawke’s Bay 3 October; excessive use of whip; fined $600.

L Callaway | North Canterbury 3 October; careless riding; suspended 10-21 October inclusive.

T Moki | Pakuranga 4 October; failed to make weight; fined $100.

T Moki | Pakuranga 4 October; weighed out without body protector; suspended 5 October - 1 November inclusive and fined $250.

M Hashizume | Pakuranga 4 October; careless riding; suspended 11-23 October inclusive.

L Innes | Pakuranga 4 October; careless riding; suspended 8-16 October inclusive.

N Downs | Pakuranga 4 October; failed to make weight; fined $500.

B Donoghue | Pakuranga 4 October; made celebratory gesture prior to winning post; fined $200.

R Cole | Pakuranga 4 October; medical clearance required.

A Kuru | Pakuranga 4 October; medical clearance required.

Horse Penalties

SHOWOROSES | Waikato 2 October; lame right hind leg; veterinary clearance required.

MALIK | Hawke’s Bay 3 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

HILLERSDEN | North Canterbury 3 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

ROCK SENSATION | North Canterbury 3 October; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance required.

CALL ME ROYAL | Pakuranga 4 October; bled; stood down for 3 months and veterinary clearance required.

OLD COUNTESS | Pakuranga 4 October; tendon injury; veterinary clearance required.


Harness

Driver Penalties

M Hurrell | Forbury Park 1 October; breach of push out rule; fined $200.

R May | NZ Metropolitan 2 October; careless driving; suspended 5-11 October inclusive.

Horse Penalties

HALFWAY THERE | Forbury Park 1 October; broke in running; must complete trial.

STARKERS | Forbury Park 1 October; broke in running; must complete trial.

BOMBOLLA | Forbury Park 1 October; broke in score up; must complete mobile start trial.

WITH GRACE | NZ Metropolitan 2 October; late scratching on veterinary advice; veterinary clearance required.

THE FIXER | NZ Metropolitan 2 October; atrial fibrillation; veterinary clearance including ECG required.

SHEZA MIGHTY MONARCH | Timaru 4 October; broke at start and unable to be restrained for a considerable distance; must complete 2 standing start trials.


Greyhounds

Trainer Penalty

S Ross | Non raceday dated 24 September; did an act detrimental to the interests of Greyhound Racing, obstructed RIU Officials, failed to comply with lawful order of RIU Official, made a false statement to RIU Investigator; disqualified 13 July 2020 - 12 October 2021 inclusive with costs of $1,450 to RIU and $750 to JCA.

Dog Penalty

HOMEBUSH SUSAN | Palmerston North 29 September; failed to pursue the lure; stood down for 28 days and must complete trial.

General

The Wanganui GRC meeting of 30 September was abandoned due to possible contamination issues.

The Wanganui GRC meeting of 2 October was abandoned due to a power failure with the lure.