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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:
7 News Adelaide @7NewsAdelaide
A local jockey has been suspended for two weeks for punching his horse before a race in Port Lincoln. Details in 7 News at 6pm. https://t.co/7pnpCY68CI
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:
Elspeth Hussey @ElspethHussey7
BREAKING: Jockey Dylan Caboche who punched his horse yesterday says he’s sorry for what he did and is ashamed @7NewsAdelaide https://t.co/txhejdvm3D
Per Racing.com, Caboche is scheduled to take part in the 1000m three-years-old trial on November 10 at Gawler Eacecourse, Australia.