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  • #4641
    newyork
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    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

    #107907
    Longchamp Lad
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    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.

    #107908
    seabird
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    OK by all accounts.

    #107968
    Himself
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    I have seen the race. Pasquier’s manoeuver looked quite deliberate and intentional.

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    #107975
    stevedvg
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    I’ve watched it over and over on youtube and it looks to me that Pasquier deliberately leaned into Eagle Mountain.

    The 2 jocks had been fighting for position earlier in the race when EM cut across the French horse and Fallon turned around to look at/say something to Pasquier.

    Then Pasquier came along side and leaned in on Fallon’s horse in what
    seemed to be intended as a “how do you like it?” response.

    I think he was lucky to keep the race.

    Steve

    #107976
    yeats
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    Very minor interference that you see a few times everyday, it just so happened that on this occasion Eagle Mountain stumbled and Fallon fell off.

    #107980
    Himself
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    Very minor interference that you see a few times everyday, it just so happened that on this occasion Eagle Mountain stumbled and Fallon fell off.

    The way I saw it, the inreference caused Fallon’s mount to stumble.

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    #107985
    yeats
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    99% of horses wouldn’t have stumbled, the minor offence is the same whether the horse stumbles or not. Would have been a gross injustice to have been disqualified for that.

    #107988
    Aidan
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    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.

    #107996
    SirHarryLewis
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    I could see nothing wrong with it really.

    SHL

    #108074
    Fallonman
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    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.

    #108076
    carvillshill
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    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.

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