Queensland-based jockey Ashley Butler has been the victim of a sickening 'coward punch' assault, just hours after the biggest win of his career.
After riding Emerald Kingdom to victory in Saturday's $440,000 The Archer at Rockhampton, the 30-year-old was out celebrating at a nightclub just hours later.
Butler was king hit in the toilets and rushed to hospital with a badly broken jaw following the attack.
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Written by Liam O'Loughlin