Car park scuffle: trainer and jockey fined for improper conduct
A trainer and jockey in Australia have been fined following an altercation in the car park of the Cranbourne training complex.
Racing Victoria stewards inquired into an incident that took place during barrier trials last Monday and reported trainer Richard Laming had forcibly grabbed Noel Callow's neck as the jockey had his back turned and was talking to another trainer.
Laming grabbed the jockey again before Callow struck the Cranbourne-based trainer with his left hand to the stomach.
Both were charged under an Australian racing rule dealing with misconduct or improper conduct.
The stewards took into account Laming was the instigator in fining him $2,500 (£1,390/€1,580), while Callow was fined $300 after responding when he had an opportunity not to do so.
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