Canadian jockey-turned-model, Chantal Sutherland, has received a four-day ban for excessive use of the whip on her British debut at Ascot.
Now based in California, Chantal has ridden 900 winners and brought in more than £29m in prize money. She was also the first woman to ride in the Dubai world cup.
"Riding horses came as naturally to me as riding a bike and I decided to give it a go,” Chantal said in The Guardian. “I wasn't sure I was ever going to make money at it. But I knew that's what I wanted."
Alongside her successful career as a jockey, Chantal is also known in the US as a model, with appearances in Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Chantal came to the UK to ride in the Shergar Cup on 11 August, which is an annual jockeys' competition that sees teams of three riders compete against one another. She was part of the first all-female team, riding with Hayley Turner, the only woman in the top 40 flat jockeys in the UK, and fellow Canadian Emma Jayne-Wilson.
However, the 36-year-old was unfortunately penalised for violating restrictions on use of the whip, even thought she was reminded of the rules by racecourse stewards before the race.
The ban will not affect her ride in the Breeders' Cup Classic back in California on 26 August, where she is to ride the favourite, Game On Dude.
Chantal also hopes that she can continue to inspire other young girls to get into racing.
"I want to see more girls coming in to the sport," she said. "There were actually a lot in Canada when I was riding there but we can let girls know that they can be jockeys. And if they can't be jockeys, why can't they be owners or trainers? We need to invite girls in."