You could say jockey Tommy Berry picked a good week to give up social media.
Berry publicly took himself off Facebook last weekend saying he wanted to focus on family time and that is what he was doing as he drove with wife Sharnee and son Kayden to Newcastle races.
But he is still on Twitter and that's when the proverbial hit the fan as Tommy pulled over at a Wyong petrol station to fill up Sharnee's Parramatta Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 four-wheel drive.
Next thing on Twitter is a video of the car being loaded on to a truck and towed away.
The reason - Tommy had filled the car with petrol, not diesel as required.
Her twitter post included the hashtag #idiot
Credit: Sharnee Berry twitter.
Twitter went viral. Nash Rawiller, even lying in a Hong Kong hospital bed, tipped in - "Give it to him Sharnee" - was his advice.
"Petrolgate' forced Berry to miss his five commitments (and winners) at Newcastle. But the normal 'jockey became indisposed" notification had a touch more colour.
If there was good news - the Mercedes Benz was never started with the wrong fuel loaded, saving thousands in repairs.
But let's let Tommy explain (from the back of a Taxi) while following the towed away 'M...