Just two days ago, Irish jockey Aidan Coleman was the victim of an alleged assault in the changing room shortly after finishing a race at the Southwell racecourse.
Two men and two women were apprehended on various charges in connection with the incident and the Cork born jockey has now spoken about the incident with the perfect response to his alleged attackers.
Us jumps jockeys are a tough bunch and a slap from a drunk wouldn't be enough to stop us going back to work the next day.
Reports say that the arrested parties were refused alcohol at the racecourse, but Coleman is questioning racecourse security for allowing four unauthorised people gain entry to the dressing room in an intoxicated condition.
The people at fault are the two that got into the jockeys' changing room, and the only comment I would make is to question why they were still on racecourse in the state they were. Southwell have announced that they are beefing up security so from my perspective it's over, though of course the police investigation will continue so I wouldn't have any more to say about it anyway.
Two men and one woman were arrested for alleged assault while one other woman was detained on suspicion of obstructing police. Owners of the Southwell racecourse have banned the parties from coming back to the premises.
Coleman sustained some minor injuries as a result of the encounter including some chipped teeth which will require some corrective dentistry work. The Racecourse Association plans to liaise with its members to assess the future security of jockeys on the back of this incident.