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Stable employee banned for taking Gordon Elliott dead horse photo

The man who took the photograph of leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse while on his phone has been banned for two months. Stable employee Simon McGonagle was given a nine-month disqualification by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, with seven months suspended. Elliott was banned for...
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Favourite Mount Ida surges from the back to win the Kim Muir Challenge Cup and give stand-in trainer Denise Foster a third Cheltenham Festival winner, just a week on from taking over from disgraced Gordon Elliott

Mount Ida put up an amazing performance to come from last to first and claim the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Leading two out in the hands of Jack Kennedy, the 3-1 favourite gradually went clear to give Denise Foster a second Festival winner after taking over the licence at Gordon Elliott's Cullentra House Stables.
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Joy for disgraced trainer Gordon Elliott as two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll wins the Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham under stand-in trainer Denise Foster

Eddie O'Leary has insisted there are no regrets about pulling Tiger Roll out of next month's Randox Grand National despite the best-known steeplechaser in training romping to an 18-length victory in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase on Wednesday. After his commanding win from Easysland, bookmakers were united in saying that...
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Horse from stable of banned trainer Gordon Elliott wins at Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, England -- A horse from the yard of banned trainer Gordon Elliott won a race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival as the prestigious meeting began Tuesday without racegoers during the pandemic. Elliott was banned for 12 months -- with the last six months suspended -- after...
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Exclusive interview: Nicky Henderson rallies to the cause after 'horrendous, catastrophic' Gordon Elliott scandal

The invitation arrives to spend a morning at Seven Barrows, Nicky Henderson’s pastoral idyll and the equine equivalent of The Dorchester, for a timely reminder of what it means to respect an animal. For 16 days, racing has been battered by the scandal unleashed by a picture of Gordon Elliott sitting astride a dead horse, and nobody is more pained than the normally avuncular Henderson, given the shadow it has cast over his beloved Cheltenham Festival.
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Gordon Elliott affair has hurt but the whip causes more damage

The Gordon Elliott saga has been an interesting story to follow. First there was the public and professional outrage over the photo of him sitting on a dead horse. But later in the week the mood changed and there was anger that the destruction of his career was not only disproportionate but also constituted mental bullying. Especially as the photo had clearly been released as a vengeful act of calculated personal sabotage.
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Grand National-winning trainer Gordon Elliott shamed his sport, yet he's allowed to live at his stables and pass his licence to a friend... so, how much of a real ban is this?

Gordon Elliott has attempted to defuse criticism among those questioning the severity of his suspension from the sport by insisting Denise Foster, who is taking temporary charge of his stable, will be ‘responsible for all operations’. Three-time Grand National winner Elliott was suspended by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on...
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Denise Foster to take over licence from disgraced Gordon Elliott following his 12-month ban after shocking photo of him sat on a dead horse... meaning Grand National-winning trainer's horses WILL be able to race at Cheltenham Festival

Denise Foster will take over as licensed trainer from Gordon Elliott after he was handed a 12-month ban following over a shocking photograph of him sitting on a dead horse. Elliott was fined £13,000 and received a 12-month ban - six months of which were suspended - from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board earlier this week after the picture caused worldwide outrage.
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Gordon Elliott loophole proves racing 'does not care about animals'

Racing came under renewed attack from activists on Saturday as a change of hands at Gordon Elliott’s stable ensured the banned trainer’s horses would run at Cheltenham. Denise “Sneezy” Foster, 67, takes control at Cullentra House in Ireland as soon as disgraced Elliott begins a suspension over the photograph of him sitting on a dead horse.
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Gordon Elliott handed one-year training ban over dead horse photograph

Gordon Elliott, one of racing’s most successful trainers, has been banned from training for 12 months by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB), with the final six months suspended, over a photograph which showed him sitting on a dead horse on his gallops which emerged last Saturday. The penalty will come into force on 9 March, a week before the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival where Elliott has twice been the leading trainer.
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Gordon Elliott: What now for racing and trainer after dead horse photo?

Warning - this article contains an image that some people may find distressing. After the storm, comes the fallout. Racing has endured a barrage of unwanted headlines after a photograph was posted on social media of leading trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead racehorse. The image was labelled appalling...
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Gordon Elliott: Irish trainer banned for 12 months for dead horse photo

Warning - this article contains an image that some people may find distressing. Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has been banned for 12 months with the last six months suspended after being found guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute. It followed the emergence of a photograph showing him sitting...
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Gordon Elliott banned from racing for a year - six months suspended - leaving career in tatters

Gordon Elliott, the scandal-hit Irish trainer, was on Friday night handed a 12-month racing ban over the "unforgivable" photograph of him sitting on a dead horse. The three-time Grand National winner showed "appalling bad taste" and a "complete absence of respect", according to a damning verdict from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB). After a week in which the image sparked international outrage, the IHRB committee hinted, however, at a potentially organised attempt to derail Elliott's career.