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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jockey Disciplined

LONDON (Reuters) -- Jockey Kieran Fallon, who dragged fellow rider Stuart Webster from the saddle in an extraordinary incident at the end of a race at Beverley earlier this month, has been banned for six months.

The ban, announced Tuesday, is one of the stiffest sentences ever handed out to a rider by the disciplinary committee of the Jockey Club, horse racing's ruling body in Britain.

When Fallon and Webster returned to the Beverley weighing room on Sept. 14, Fallon was alleged to have head-butted his rival, breaking Webster's nose, although Fallon said he was only defending himself.

Fallon later admitted his unseating of Webster after the race was wrong, but accused his rival of riding recklessly several times in the past.