Gordon Elliott and Rob James await judgments on dead horse incidents

By: Greg Wood Wednesday 3 March 2021
  • Irish regulators’ Referrals Committee to discuss Elliott on Friday
  • Amateur jockey James apologises for ‘disrespectful’ video

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) will convene its Referrals Committee on Friday to hear the case relating to an image of the leading trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse on his gallops, which has circulated widely online in recent days.

The IHRB panel will hear evidence and consider the findings of an investigation that was launched on Saturday, after the picture of Elliott astride Michael O’Leary’s steeplechaser Morgan, who died as a seven-year-old in 2019, appeared on social media, prompting anger and disgust inside and outside racing.

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