Has anyone seen the grand prix de paris.It has to be one of the worst piece of riding i have seen by a jockey.S Pasquier rider of Zambezi son,Knocked into Eagle mountain on purpose to keep the horse in and sent K Fallon flying,to the ground,the horse went on to win the race,but on that riding the horse wants throwing out and the jockey suspended for a very long time. Shocking
I didn’t see it that way. They were only about 4f into the race and there seemed to be a general jostling for positions. Eagle Mountain stumbled and Fallon was off. The main issue is how is Fallon – it looked bad and he was still on the ground well after the race was over.
If it was a foreign trained horse they would have been kicked out. Time and time again we have seen British and Irish horses thrown out for much less….also the winner was owned by the sponsors of the race.
If that manoeuvre had happened in the straight there would have been hell to play.
He deliberately leaned on Fallon and I thought he clipped heels of the horse in front. To say Stephane Pasquier did nothing wrong is wide of the mark.
I don’t agree that it was that clear-cut. It would be very difficult to be certain that there was any intent. It’s a bit tough to say that a jockey would deliberately cause another to fall anyway- at worst he might have been keeping him in, hardly a hanging offence.