Grand National winner Gordon Elliott is investigating after social media shows him sitting on a dead horse and making a peace gesture while on the phone.
- Gordon Taylor is investigating images in circulation online
- The photo is said to show Taylor sitting on a dead horse on the phone.
- Grand National award-winning trainers recognize the image and work together
Gordon Elliott is being investigated after images of a Grand National-winning trainer sitting on a dead horse have spread on social media.
A photo suggesting that some reports may have changed digitally, with Elliott sitting on what looks like a dead horse on the phone and two fingers in a “peace” gesture. It is said to indicate that you are lifting.
Under investigation after an image of Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse appeared on social media
The Grand National-winning training recognizes photos and works with investigators
Elliott is currently under investigation by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Commission (IHRB).
“I know the photos on social media,” Elliott said in a statement on Saturday night. “IHRB is in contact with me regarding this photo and I will fully cooperate with their investigation.”
Denis Egan, Chief Executive Officer of IHRB, said: There is nothing else to say at this stage until the investigation is complete, but the investigation is quick.
Sources close to photographers claim it was shot in a gallop owned by Irish champion trainer last June, but many social media users have questioned the effectiveness of the image.
Elliott is one of the most famous horse racing trainers and has enjoyed multiple Grand National titles, including becoming the youngest trainer to win the National at Silver Birch in 2007. In addition to leading Tiger Roll to a consecutive national victory, Elliott trained 32. Cheltenham winner.
Elliott led Tiger Roll (pictured after winning Eintry in 2019) to the next national victory
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