Now Christophe Soumillon faces the elbow! The Aga Khan string are to instigate talks with the Belgian jockey after incident which noticed him take down a rival jockey mid-race
- Christophe Soumillon faces talks with the Aga Khan string after Friday’s incident
- The Belgian jockey apologised after elbowing a rival off his horse mid-race
- Soumillon, who faces a 60 day ban, might lose his rides on Aga Khan’s horses
Discussions about Christophe Soumillon’s future as retained jockey to the highly effective Aga Khan string will happen on Monday after the 10-time French champion jockey shocked the racing world by elbowing fellow rider Rossa Ryan off his mount at Saint-Cloud on Friday.
Princess Zara, the Aga Khan’s daughter, confirmed that her father’s workforce will focus on the state of affairs after Soumillon had received the Prix Wildenstein on Erevann on day one of many Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe assembly at Longchamp.
Princess Zara stated: ‘We’ll discuss to Christophe on Monday. Clearly it’s an unconscionable and unthinkable factor to occur, in order a workforce we’re going to have a correct dialog about what to do.’
Friday’s incident was coated by Sportsmail, and was shortly adopted by Soumillon’s grovelling apology. He was banned for 2 months, regardless of the dangers Ryan confronted when falling from the horse at 35 miles per hour, together with loss of life or severe damage.
Ryan was left unhurt because of Friday’s fall, however some believed the France-Galop stewards had been too lenient by solely putting in a 60-day ban from racing, which begins on October 12, and left Soumillon free to race within the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.
Soumillon will trip Vadeni within the function race, which takes place at 3.05pm UK time on Sunday afternoon.
Christophe Soumillon will face talks with the Aga Khan string on Monday after elbow incident
Princess Zara, left, stated there wanted to be discussions within the aftermath of Soumillon’s actions
Soumillon was seen to have elbowed a rival jockey mid-race, inflicting a fall travelling at 35mph