The camera caught how frustrated jockey Dylan Caboche tries to control horse “She’s Reneldasgirl”, on the race track in Port Lincoln, Australia.
22-year-old jockey Dylan Caboche seems to lose patience and all control when he can’t get the horse to do what he wants.
Suddenly Caboche jumps down and directs a hard blow to the horse’s stomach – in front of shocked spectators.
The video was published by Brisbane 7 News. Federation Thoroughbred Racing S.A LimitedT responded by suspending Dylan for two weeks, until December 1.
Members of “The coalition for the protection of race horses in Australia”, CPR, thinks the punishment is far too lenient and is demanding a permanent ban.
“You don’t get to punch a horse and get away with it.,” Ward Young, sokesman for the organisation, said in a statement.
“If jockeys can’t control their tempers, they don’t deserve to be on the racetrack. If this is what we see on race day, we can only imagine what goes on behind the scenes.”
Caboche explained his behavior on Thursday, saying he had a “brain slip”.
”I understand what I did was completely unacceptable,” Dylan Caboche said to Channel 7.
“Striking a horse is obviously not the right way to go about things, it was a brain fade and shouldn’t have happened.”