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Soumillon Gets 2 Months?   European Racing

Started 9/30/22 by SameSteve G; 1515 views.
In reply toRe: msg 21
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Got a phone call about an hour or so ago from a friend saying the same thing.  If the rider who got knocked off his horse hadn't been so fortunate to be basically injury-free, then I have no doubt there would be an arrest.

Now, I think it's a scare tactic and the suspension will be extended to ??  Six months?  A year?

I think the French racing authorities want to send a message to all riders, as well.

I haven't been paying any attention lately except for  The Queen Elizabeth II at Hanshin.  Zero interest left in US racing.  Always good to hear from you, though, my friend.


From: Gerh


Could you imagine if the police got involved in US racing?I think the sport would be finished.I think the French police will make an example of Soumillon.I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets 6 months to a year.Like you said,sends a message that this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated.

I haven’t been paying too much attention since the Breeders Cup but I did a few exacta wagers in the KD futures.Looking forward to the English national hunt season kicking into gear.Stay safe Steve.

In reply toRe: msg 23
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Best to you and yours, man.

My interest will probably get revived to some extent when the New Year turns over and we start to look at the KD and the rest of the TC.  Even if I try to stay out of it, I don't seem to be able to.  LOL

Meanwhile, yes, the English Hunt Season I look at as the races roll by.

Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, The UK - I still keep an eye on.  Been involved as a horse lover and handicapper since the late '60s so I suppose it's pretty well ingrained. 


From: pianot


Wish I could have watched the big race but twin wasn't covering it that I could find.