Justice has been served to the jockey who punched a horse


A jockey has been suspended for punching his mount before a race in South Australia.

Dylan Caboche, 22, punched his horse 'She's Reneldasgirl' into the starting gates ahead of a race at Port Lincoln on Wednesday.

The horse reared. Caboche dismounted and he punched it in the stomach.

The incident was caught during live broadcast on

He has since been banned for two weeks.

Speaking on Australian news channel 7 News, he said:

Yesterday my actions probably weren't the greatest.

My actions behind the gates probably weren't the greatest - striking a horse is obviously not the right way to go about things.

It was a blank brain fade and it shouldn't have happened.

Thoroughbred Racing SA stewards suspended his license following an inquiry.

A statement read:

TRSA does not condone and will not tolerate such behaviour and it is hoped this penalty - which will remain on the rider's record and will impact his earning ability - will send a strong signal to others.

Racehorse welfare campaign groups called the decision "wholly inadequate":


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