THIS is the sickening moment jockey Christophe Soumillon pushes rival Rossa Ryan off a horse mid-race.
Recent Coral-Eclipse winner Soumillon’s moment of madness came as a jockey in Ecuador was given a lifetime ban for doing the exact same.
Sky Sports Racing cameras captured in detail the shocking scenes from Saint-Cloud racecourse in France.
And it could not have been more deliberate on legendary Belgian jockey Soumillon’s part.
Racing bosses are likely to come down hard on the rider, who is on big fancy Vadeni in Sunday’s Arc.
Fortunately Ryan, who until recently was retained rider for football superagent Kia Joorabchian, seemed unhurt.
Cameras captured him walking to the on-course ambulance for treatment.
A Sky Sports Racing pundit likened Ryan’s impact to jumping out of a car sunroof at 35mph.
Stewards immediately disqualified Soumillon’s horse from the race – and now there are serious doubts about whether he will be able to ride Vadeni.
More to follow.