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  1. Sport - Racing - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Top riders in two-horse race

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Soumillon and Dettori have had poor seasons so far but are on the co-favourites at Longchamp Top riders in two-horse race Racing's two most charismatic ... retainers Godolphin. Soumillon, who has ridden 139 winners in France this season but has enjoyed little success at Group One level, will be the first non-Japanese rider to mount an Arc challenger ...

  2. Stipes crack whip on 'careless' riders

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Douglas Whyte called it the roughest race he has ever ridden in and by the evidence of the stewards' report, their opinion of the Hong Kong Cup was along the same lines. Three jockeys were given long stretches for careless riding, though ...

  3. HK a great reality check, says Soumillon as winter sojourn ends

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Brilliant Belgian rider Christophe Soumillon yesterday waved a fond farewell at the end of his annual winter sojourn, bowing out with a win- but it should have been two- and a suspension that nevertheless left him happy. He ended his three-plus months at Sha Tin with 18 victories from 131 mounts after winning on Bouncer for Caspar Fownes in the second, but Jackpot Delight ...

  4. Soumillon to join ranks

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Champion Belgian rider Christophe Soumillon will head a list of three new riders to join the ranks during the winter months ahead. Soumillon (pictured) has had a remarkable 10 weeks, even in terms of his remarkable career- sacked as the Aga Khan's first rider in August, then thought to have fractured an elbow in a fall days later, before managing a comeback ...

  5. Aga Khan's loss of Soumillon may turn out to be Hong Kong's gain

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the rider and one of the world's leading owners was announced in a statement from Aga Khan Studs. 'Christophe Soumillon will not be retained to ride the Aga Khan-owned horses in France after the 2009 flat racing season,' the statement said. 'After eight years under contract as the first rider in France, it has been decided, as human relations have become difficult ...

  6. Stewards smack of amateur hour

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... by the number of offences- the numbers probably started to look too big- but doubtless other riders were looking askance at the figure. However, the problem was not the penalty or charge but a lack ... accommodating in the circumstances but it smacks of amateur hour. A few years ago, Californian rider Corey Nakatani was found guilty of careless riding in the Hong Kong Mile and given a regulation Hong ...

  7. Elbow injury sidelines Soumillon

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Champion Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon has been sidelined for an unspecified period after a fall at Nancy on Wednesday that left him with a fractured left elbow. Soumillon, 28, who recently lost the position as first rider for the Aga Khan to Christophe Lemaire, was thrown by his mount after she shied at the hedge used as an inside running rail approaching ...

  8. Soumillon set to miss Joyful ride

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club's licensing committee has surprising refused to give star Belgian rider Christophe Soumillon permission to link up again with Joyful Winner in the Group ... policy of allowing outside riders to accept engagements in Group One races or, as it was varied this season, in lead-ups to Group One races where they would also have the ride. Moore has targeted ...

  9. Soumillon looks a standout in the Challenge

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Christophe Soumillon has an unbeaten four-from-four record on the emerging Dream Team and the Tony Cruz gelding will be the pivot around which the visiting rider can build ... win to be assured of victory. Soumillon is the highest strike-rate rider on this programme. He's ridden 18 winners from his last 100 Hong Kong rides and his success rate over the last 12 ...

  10. Youngster Barzalona ready to ride with the big boys

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a reputation as a big-race rider- counting three Group Ones among 85 victories in England, France and the UAE. Fabre believes knocking elbows and testing his nerve against hardened veterans like ... quickly joined them among Europe's elite riders. As a 16-year-old, he was hand-picked out of acclaimed Chantilly apprentice school Afasec to join the 19-time French premiership-winning Fabre. ...




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