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Christophe Soumillon Suspended 60 Days After Elbowing, Unseating Rival Mid-Race

Christophe Soumillon

Jockey Christophe Soumillon has been handed a 60-day ban after his elbow made contact with rival rider Rossa Ryan mid-race at Saint Cloud on Friday, according to racingpost.com.

The move caused Ryan to fall from his mount in the Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon, though Ryan escaped injury in the incident.

Soumillon apologized for his actions publicly; the jockey will be allowed to ride Vadeni in Sunday's Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

“I have to accept things and I made an error. I should never have used my elbow to try to keep my position,” Soumillon told racingpost.com. “That maneuver was a mistake and I regret it. I apologize to everybody, especially the connections of those two horses and anyone who was shocked by what they saw.”

Read more at racingpost.com, and check out the replay below:

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