From the most recent Del Mar Stewards Minutes:
August 26 – “Exercise rider Jelani Grant received the following penalty issued in a ruling. It involved Mr. Grant hitting a morning galloper in the head twice with his hand. He said he lost his temper after the horse jerked its head up and hit him in the face. He promised it would not happen again.” Fine: $100.
A jerky horse, a lost temper, a couple whacks to the head. But all is good because “he promised it would not happen again.”
This is horseracing.