Christophe Soumillon loses Aga Khan contract after elbow incident

  • French jockey received 60-day ban but rode in Arc
  • Soumillon may still ride for Aga Khan in future

Christophe Soumillon’s retainer with the Aga Khan Stud has been ceased with immediate effect following the incident on Friday when he elbowed his fellow rider, Rossa Ryan, from the saddle during a race at Saint-Cloud.

Soumillon, one of racing’s most successful and high-profile jockeys, received a 60-day ban over the incident, from which Ryan emerged unscathed, and although he was permitted to ride Vadeni in the Arc on Sunday, he has now lost an important deal in France.

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