A jockey was fined a quarter of his winnings for a victory celebration before his horse galloped past the post. Darryl Horner Jr had his earnings docked by stewards following the success aboard Flying Agent in a £83,000 feature race in Australia on Tuesday.
The rider, deputising for his injured brother Lee on the Brierly Steeplechase runner at Warrnambool, Victoria, was thrilled with the performance – and wanted to show just how much it meant.
With the winning line approaching, Horner Jr stood up in his irons and pointed down towards his mount, who was sent off the race favourite.
Keeping his left hand on the reins, he turned to the crowd and waved his whip with his right arm. But the gesture did not go down well with the stewards, whoRead more on mirror.co.uk