Six-month ban for Aussie rider who hit apprentice
Australia: Jockey Ben Smith has been banned for six months for hitting apprentice Nick Mehmet in an incident on New Year's Day at Victorian country track Hanging Rock.
Mehmet has been unable to ride since Smith attacked him and punched him in the face, breaking his nose and cracking his teeth.
Sam Hyland and Dale Smith were suspended for five weeks and four weeks respectively for another altercation at Mornington.
The pair were found to have verbally abused and pushed each other.