Sean Woods

Sean Woods, pictured here with recent Class Five winner Highland Dragon, was fined HK$3,000 for the "improper act" of slapping Wire To Wire before the start of the Classic Cup on Sunday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

Trainer Sean Woods received a slap on the wrist for slapping a horse on the face prior to the Classic Cup – an act hardly entering the realms of extreme animal cruelty, but nonetheless it wasn’t a good look.