FIVE YEARS' PERIOD
GOOD FUN CONNECTIONS
Disqualification for five years was imposed yesterday afternoon on P. Hayvice and J. R. Nieper by the committee of the Avondale Jockey Club in connection with the ownership of the racehorse Good Fun. A similar penalty was also imposed on the horse.
Hayvice, who is fairly well known in racing circles, principally as an owner, and Nieper were charged under Rule 338, paragraph 10, of the Rules of Racing with corrupt practice. The paragraph in question affects any person or persons who "Wilfully enters or starts or causes to be entered or started for any race a horse which he knows or believes to be disqualified or not to be qualified to be entered or started for such a race; or wilfully enters a horse for a race unless entitled under these rules to do so."
Good Fun, which has been racing in the name of Hayvice, is a five-year-okl mare from Nightly from Cheerful Day and at Easter time at Ellerslie she gave promise of developing into one of Che best hurdlers seen out this season. On that occasion, April 7, having her second race over hurdles, she led practically from start to finish in the Avondale Hobsonville Hurdles to win, easing up, by several lengths from Ramillies and Good Armour. Ramillies subsequently won the Te Rapa Steeplechase and finished second to Good Armour in the Great Northern Hurdles, while Good Armour went on to win the Winter Hurdles at Trentham.
The question of ownership developed shortly after Good Funis success and although she had been nominated and accepted for in subsequent events she did not start.
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RACING SENSATION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945
RACING SENSATION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945
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