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Jockey Punches His Horse, Gets Two-Week Suspension

Jockey Punches His Horse, Gets Two-Week Suspension
From Deadspin - November 9, 2017

An Australian jockey has been suspended for two weeks for jumping off his horse and punching it in the stomach before a race on Wednesday.

The jockey, Dylan Caboche, was riding Shes Reneldasgirl at Port Lincoln Racecourse. The video shows the horse being uncooperative as the starting gate crew attempts to lead her to the start. Caboche dismounts, turns to the horse, and punches it in the stomach.

Caboche was suspended for two weeks by the stewards at Thoroughbred Racing South Australia, which regulates horse racing in the area. It is hoped this penaltywhich will remain on the riders record and will impact his earning abilitywill send a strong signal to others, the group said in a statement.

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