Jockey Dylan Caboche apologises for ‘brain fade’ after raging horse punch disgrace

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THE jockey who was caught on camera punching a horse has apologised for his shocking actions and described it as a “brain fade”.

Dylan Caboche, 22, was attempting to get She’s Reneldasgirl into the starting gates ahead of a race at Port Lincoln in South Australia state on Wednesday.

Aussie rider banned for at least two weeks for whacking horse
 Jockey Dylan Caboche has expressed his regret after he punched a horse

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Jockey Dylan Caboche has expressed his regret after he punched a horse

When the filly reared he dismounted and hit it in the stomach, television pictures showed.

He has since been banned for two weeks.

Speaking on 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.

 This was the shocking moment Dylan Caboche swung in on the horse She's Reneldasgirl

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This was the shocking moment Dylan Caboche swung in on the horse She’s Reneldasgirl
 Dylan Caboche has been suspended for two weeks now, with some saying it is too lenient
Dylan Caboche has been suspended for two weeks now, with some saying it is too lenient

“It was a blank brain fade and it shouldn’t have happened.”

Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) stewards conducted an inquiry and suspended Caboche’s licence for two weeks for misconduct.


SHOCK JOCK Aussie jockey banned for two weeks for this shocking action


“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,” it said in a statement.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses called the two-week ban “grossly inadequate”.

Spokesman Ward Young said: “You don’t get to punch a horse and get away with it. If jockeys can’t control their tempers, they don’t deserve to be on the racetrack.

“No wonder horse racing is falling out of favour with the general public when grossly inadequate punishments are dished out for animal abuse.”

Young said it was the second time in 10 weeks that a jockey had punched their mount, with Brandon Stockdale receiving a Aus$500 (US$383) fine in August.



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