Gordon Elliott confirms picture of him sitting on dead horse is genuine

By: Greg Wood Monday 1 March 2021
  • Tiger Roll’s trainer apologises for image on social media
  • Elliott ‘cooperating fully’ with IHRB investigation

Gordon Elliott, the trainer of dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll, confirmed on Sunday evening that an image circulating widely on social media, which shows the trainer sitting on a dead horse on his gallops, is genuine, while also providing what he said was “some context” surrounding the circumstances in which it was taken.

Elliott said on Saturday evening that he was “cooperating fully” with an investigation into the image by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB), but offered no further comment until 24 hours later, when he issued a statement to say that he wished to “address the speculation and rumours” that had been “rife since an old photo of me began circulating on social media” on Saturday afternoon.

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