A jockey who pulled a rival off his horse after losing a race was banned for six months on Tuesday.
Kieran Fallon of Ireland was found guilty of violent and improper conduct on a racecourse. He received one of the stiffest sentences ever handed out by the disciplinary committee of the Jockey Club, the governing body for British horse racing.
Fallon pulled Stuart Webster off his mount, Sailormaite, after Sailormaite had won the John Mangles Memorial Handicap at Beverly on Sept. 14.
Afterward, the two jockeys fought in the weighing room, with Webster suffering a broken nose. The committee cleared the two on charges of improper conduct in connection with the brawl because the stewards could not establish who was to blame.