Jockey faces ban for butting horse
A top jockey is facing a ban after head-butting his horse after it played up before a race.
Paul O'Neill butted City Affair at Stratford after he was thrown before a two-mile hurdle, reports the Guardian.
Having landed on his feet, O'Neill appeared to drop his crash-helmeted forehead on to his mount's nose.
The pair were reunited for the race and finished fourth.
Paul Struthers, a spokesman for the Horseracing Regulatory Authority, said O'Neill would face a disciplinary hearing for improper riding.
John O'Shea, who trains City Affair, said: "Paul rang me and said he was sorry for what
happened. I haven't seen it yet.The horse is a very, very difficult character, but I couldn't comment on the incident until I've seen it."
Perhaps it called his mother a terrorist.