The stewards at Ruidoso have fined jockey Juan Rivas (amount not important; he still gets to keep his job) for “excessive use of the whip” on Rigged Right Saturday. It was excessive, the stewards say, because the 3-year-old was “a well-beaten horse.” Double entendre, defined. So how “well-beaten”? Dead last, 17 lengths back.
This is horseracing.