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Jockey Russell investigated after 'striking horse'

Davy Russell

Jockey Davy Russell is under investigation after footage appeared to show him striking a horse on the back of the head moments before a race.

Russell, 38, appeared to aim a blow with his right hand while on board Kings Dolly, after the horse pulled up at a pre-race ‘show’ hurdle.

The incident took place at the Mares’ Handicap Hurdle at Tramore on Friday.

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