Richard Hughes has received a one month ban after being found guilty of “foul riding” in India.
The Irish born jockey is said to have elbowed a fellow rider after suffering interference when riding Star Trainer in a seven-furlong contest in Mumbai.
Hughes’ mount was disqualified from second place and turf club officials have handed down the four week ban.
He tweeted: “Just got a month ban in India for self defence they say I should have taken a check rather than hold my position, barmy.”
Hughes’ ban will begin on January 22 and he will miss nine meetings in Mumbai.
However, he will return in time to partner the Richard Hannon-trained Dubawi Gold in his Dubai Carnival campaign which is due to begin on March 10.