Gordon Elliott: Coach ‘to co-operate’ with social media picture investigation

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Trainer Gordon Elliott
Gordon Elliott has skilled greater than 140 winners this season and is second to Willie Mullins within the Irish trainers’ championship

Main Irish racehorse coach Gordon Elliott says he’ll assist an inquiry right into a disputed {photograph} of him shared on social media.

The picture, which some consider has been digitally altered, seems to indicate the 43-year-old sitting on a lifeless horse.

Elliott is a extremely profitable coach who has gained the Grand Nationwide thrice, together with twice with Tiger Roll.

“I am conscious of a photograph in circulation on social media,” the coach posted on Twitter.

“The IHRB (Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board) have been involved with me concerning this picture and I might be co-operating totally with their investigation.”

The picture seems to indicate Elliott making a peace gesture whereas sitting on a lifeless horse mendacity on its aspect. It has the caption “new work rider”, though it has been described as a faux by some on social media.

He issued his assertion late on Saturday evening after the IHRB stated earlier that it was “conscious of a picture circulating on social media and the matter is beneath investigation”.

Elliott, who is predicated in County Meath, has been approached for remark.

An IHRB spokesman stated on Sunday: “The investigation is ongoing and might be handled as shortly as doable.”

The British Horseracing Authority is conscious of the picture and officers are involved with their Irish counterparts.

Elliott is getting ready a powerful squad of runners, together with Envoi Allen and Zanahiyr, for subsequent month’s Cheltenham Competition, the place he has had 32 winners.

Tiger Roll is anticipated to run within the Cross-Nation Chase at Cheltenham earlier than searching for a record-equalling third Nationwide triumph at Aintree on 10 April.

Elliott gained the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016 with Don Cossack, owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Home Stud.



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