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Gardai visited trainer Elliott amid concerns over 'vendetta'

5 hours 35 min ago
Gardaí visited trainer Gordon Elliott at his home in Meath last weekend and took a voluntary statement from him over the controversial photograph of him sitting astride a dead horse.
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No winner alright in racing’s latest hurdle

5 hours 35 min ago
Last Thursday, the Golden Gate Fields meeting in San Francisco was shut down due to an onsite protest by an animal welfare group whose stated objective is to “end horse racing in the US”.
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Gordon Elliott saga: Lynch mob driven by lust to punish

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 20:00
Gordon Elliott does not deserve to be ruined on the basis of one photograph. The life a man has built for himself by a decade and a half of painstaking hard work should not be destroyed by one moment of madness.
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Denise Foster to take over from Gordon Elliott at Cullentra Stables during ban

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 16:41
Denise Foster has spoken of a “great responsibility” as she prepares to take over the reins at Gordon Elliott’s yard on Monday following the Grand National-winning trainer’s suspension.
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Time for forgiveness and perspective in Elliott case

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 02:30
I hoped to avoid mentioning Gordon Elliott but having read so much vitriol, particularly on Twitter, I want to give my tuppence worth.
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‘Scarlet’ to soar for O’Brien while ‘Minella’ can lift Elliott gloom

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 02:30
Tomorrow traditionally sees Cheltenham-bound prospects going through their last rigorous gallop after racing at Leopardstown, but that tradition is yet another which has been put on hold due to Covid-19.
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Price of turning professional was too much, but worth a shot

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 02:30
If you don’t try, you don’t know. Next month I was due to throw my leg over two favourites at the Cheltenham Festival, a four-time Grade 1 winner in the Champion Hurdle, as well as a Cheltenham specialist in the Ryanair. Not a book of rides that comes around in most jockey’s career.
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Elliott case a battle between truth, punishment and proportionality

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 22:20
The battle between truth, punishment and proportionality hung heavily around the Gordon Elliott case this past week.
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Patrick Mullins to miss Cheltenham Festival after turning down professional licence

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 18:34
Patrick Mullins has opted against turning professional and will not be riding at this year's Cheltenham Festival.
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'I will never again disrespect a horse living or dead' - Gordon Elliott banned for six months

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 17:45
Trainer Gordon Elliott has been handed a six-month ban following his Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board disciplinary hearing today over a picture of him sitting on a dead horse.
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Jack Kennedy relieved to keep Envoi Allen ride at Cheltenham despite switch away from Gordon Elliott

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 17:12
Jack Kennedy has spoken of his relief at news he will keep the ride on Envoi Allen at the Cheltenham Festival, despite the unbeaten superstar being switched from Gordon Elliott to Henry de Bromhead earlier this week.
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Get all your Cheltenham top tips and inside information with our exclusive Patrick Mullins Q&A

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 11:55
The Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner and subscribers to Independent.ie have a golden opportunity to get the inside track with the exclusive views of our heralded racing columnist Patrick Mullins, who is assistant trainer for his father Willie.
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JFK had it easier than Elliott: drop the guard and you will be caught on camera

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 02:30
This may strike you as a preposterous thing to say of a politician shot in cold blood in front of his wife – and the watching world – but John F Kennedy was one of the lucky ones.
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Elliott braced for D-Day as board probe his photo ‘mistake’

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott faces his date with destiny this morning (9.30) as he goes before the Referrals Committee of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) at an unnamed venue with his training licence in jeopardy.
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Explainer: Gordon Elliott's day of destiny, how his hearing might transpire, and the punishment he faces

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 21:51
Not since the mystery around the mighty Shergar has a story dominated the headlines quite like the Gordon Elliott photo scandal and the Meath trainer is likely to learn the punishment for his actions on Friday.
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‘A horrific assault on a man's character because of one mistake’ – Trainer Tony Mullins on Gordon Elliott scandal

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 16:49
Trainer Tony Mullins believes that "public opinion has robbed a business from Gordon Elliott" in the wake of the scandal which saw the Meath trainer pictured on top of a dead horse on his gallops.
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Russell rules out hands-on role in Elliott yard

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 02:30
Davy Russell has poured cold water on "totally unfounded" rumours that he is poised to take up a hands-on role in Gordon Elliott's powerful training operation.
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Hogan: Moment of stupidity shouldn’t lead to loss of career

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 02:30
Trainer Denis Hogan hopes that a moment of "stupidity" doesn't cost Gordon Elliott his "livelihood and everything that he has worked for" over the past 15 years.
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Davy Russell denies ‘totally unfounded’ rumours of hands-on training role in Gordon Elliott yard

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 23:00
Davy Russell has poured cold water on "totally unfounded" rumours that he is poised to take up a hands-on role in Gordon Elliott's powerful training operation.
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Racing must tread carefully with outsiders now looking to tear it down

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:25
There’s always a certain discomfort when a horse racing issue enters the mainstream. The sport has its own code and its own language, an earthy way of doing business which isn’t always accessible to the outsider.
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