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Angel Garcia rides Gun Runner, who is entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic, as they make their way towards the track for morning workouts at the Breeders Cup horse races Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Del Mar, Calif. Del Mar is hosting the $  28 million, 13-race Breeders' Cup for the first time. The season-ending championships open with four races on Friday followed by nine, including the Classic, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Australian jockey Dylan Caboche has been suspended for two weeks after video emerged of him punching his horse in the stomach ahead of a race.

As reported by TMZ Sports, the incident occured at a racetrack in Port Lincoln, Australia. Video of the incident was shared by 7 News Adelaide:

The horse in question, She’s Reneldasgirl, is a three-year-old filly Caboche had never ridden before, according to Racing.com. She finished the race in eighth place in a field of 10.

According to ABC.net, Caboche’s suspension will start on November 17, although the 22-year-old still has the right to appeal. 

As shared by Elspeth Hussey of 7 News Adelaide, the jockey said he regrets his actions:

Per Racing.com, Caboche is scheduled to take part in the 1000m three-years-old trial on November 10 at Gawler Eacecourse, Australia. 

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