An apprentice jockey has left Sandown $800 lighter in the pocket following two separate fines, one for punching his mount in the stomach and another for failing to claim his 2kg allowance.
Racing Victoria stewards fined Brandon Stockdale $500 on Wednesday for punching his mount Maid To Measure in the stomach following the running of the Moorookyle Park Handicap.
He was fined a further $300 after failing to claim his 2kg allowance aboard Bit Of A Lad in a later race.
Stockdale said he was frustrated with Maid To Measure after wasting in a bid to ride at 52kg later on the program, which led him to him punching the filly post-race.
He told stewards it was something that would not happen again.
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