Day At The Track

Driver suspended in France for whipping rival in race

09:26 AM 26 Sep 2013 NZST
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A French harness driver has been suspended for attacking another driver during a race this past weekend.

The video shows driver Cedric Dhéran's horse going off-stride during a race this past Sunday at the racecourse in Nancy, and it would appear that the driver felt he was backed into or interfered with in some manner by the driver in front of him at the time -- Manu Rotsaert. Dhéran then accelerated his off-stride horse, pulled up beside Rotsaert and began to hit him in the upper body with his whip and then used his own horse to run Rotsaert's horse off the track.

We hope the French harness racing governing body also throws some anger management courses at the suspended driver. It is one thing to get into someone’s face after a race for an incident like this, but not during the race. Did he think he could get away with it?

By Steve Wolf for


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