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Soumillon banned 60 days for elbowing jockey off horse but keeps Arc ride


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Christophe Soumillon, one of the sport’s most successful and high-profile jockeys, was banned for 60 days on Friday after an extraordinary incident at Saint-Cloud in Paris in which he elbowed his fellow rider, Rossa Ryan, from the saddle in the middle of a race.

Ryan was riding Ralph Beckett’s Captain Wierzba in a juvenile contest over a mile when Soumillon moved his mount, Syros, to his right, with his elbow making contact with Ryan as he did so.

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