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Jockey smirks in mugshot after being arrested for ‘strangulation’ as career worth £217MILLION looks in tatters

A JOCKEY smirks in a mugshot after being arrested on alleged strangulation and domestic battery charges.

Kent Desormeaux, 51, is a Hall of Fame rider and has won £217million during his career in the States.

Desormeaux smirks in his mugshot after being arrested for domestic abuse battery/strangulation, according to police

But the three-time Kentucky Derby winner suffered his latest brush with the law in Louisiana on Friday.

A post on Breaux Bridge Police Department’s Facebook page confirmed Desormeaux had been taken to jail.

The post read: “Maurice man arrested for domestic abuse battery/strangulation.

“Kent Jason Desormeaux, 51, Maurice.

“Desormeaux was arrested, booked and transported to the St Martin Parish Jail on the above mentioned charge.”

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The jockey was booked to ride Stilleto Boy for trainer Ed Moger Jr in Saturday’s £2.2m Pegasus World Cup Invitational.

Desormeaux has a lengthy history of struggles with alcohol and the law.

He failed breathalyser tests on two racedays in 2010 and 2012.

In 2011 he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after driving his car into a security guard at Saratoga racecourse in New York.

One week after winning £612,000 in the Preakness on Exaggerator in May 2016 he checked himself into rehab.

Eight days later he was out and returned to racing.

But in 2020 he was given a 15-day ban for using a racial slur against a black cameraman, which led to the two fighting.

Desormeaux then entered a long-term rehab clinic, according to Daily Racing Form.

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The jockey, who is from Maurice in Louisiana, has ridden more than 6,000 winners.

He holds the US record for most races won in a single year with 598 wins in 1989.

Desormeaux celebrates after winning the Kentucky Derby on Big Brown in 2008


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