‘Our horses got wiped out!’ – Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian fuming after chaotic race at Royal Ascot

FOOTBALL super-agent Kia Joorabchian was fuming after two of his horses were “wiped out” by the winner of the opening race on day three of Royal Ascot.

The Ridler provided a huge upset as it romped home to win the Norfolk Stakes at odds of 50-1.

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Football agent and owner of Crispy Cat and Walbank Kia Joorabchian was fuming at The Ridler’s victoryCredit: PA:Press Association

But not before it crossed the entire field of horses from right to left.

However the result stood, with the officials satisfied that interference had not improved the placing of the winner.

Jockey Paul Hanagan was given a ten-day ban for careless riding.

Speaking to the Racing Post Joorabchian, who is the agent for Aston Villa star Philippe Coutinho and owner of runner up Walbank and third-placed Crispy Cat, was fuming.

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He said: “Both our horses got wiped out.

“Crispy Cat got completely wiped out. If that’s not a mistake we may as well give up.

“If you lose fair and square that’s fine but for an experienced jockey to wipe out four horses in the field, I don’t even know what to say to that.

“[Without the interference] Crispy Cat wins and wins by a margin. I doubt they will change the result but that’s not the point.

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“The result is not the issue, the issue is an experienced jockey wiped out four horses.”

Michael O’Callaghan, trainer of Crispy Cat, said that his horse would have won but for the interference.

And ITV host Ed Chamberlin said that rival trainers at Royal Ascot were “desperately upset” with the outcome.

Racing Pundit Kevin Blake was fuming, saying: “He has just committed a professional foul and there are no consequences to winning the race.

“Is that correct, is that right?”

Co-host and former jockey Freddie Tylicki agreed, adding: “He’s a duel champion jockey, he knows the time of the day out there.

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“Stewards here today have to set an example of this. Riding like that shouldn’t be happening.

“You know what’s going on, you know your mount underneath you and you have got to keep straight.”

The Ridler, in red, was on the far right of the field entering the final furlong4

The Ridler, in red, was on the far right of the field entering the final furlong
Paul Hanagan's mount then crossed over to the left

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Paul Hanagan’s mount then crossed over to the left
The stewards decided that the interference did not affect the result

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The stewards decided that the interference did not affect the result

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