Horse trainer Gordon Elliott has been suspended for six months by the Irish horse racing authorities after being pictured sitting on a dead horse. WARNING: LOWER DOWN IN THIS ARTICLE IS A PICTURE OF GORDON ELLIOTT SHOWING THE DEAD HORSE The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB), suspended his training licence for 12 months, six of them suspended, on Friday and said he "acted in a manner which was prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation. pic.twitter.com/S13VFuaCin — Gordon Elliott (@gelliott_racing) March 5, 2021 Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, of the IHRB referrals committee, said: "We consider that a suspension of Mr Elliott's training licence is merited. The committee, he said, felt the photograph shows the most "appalling bad taste" on the part of Mr Elliott insofar as it demonstrates a "complete absence of respect" for the horse at a time when he still remains in his charge. "We believe that respect is an integral and essential … [Read more...] about Gordon Elliott: Horse trainer suspended for six months over picture of him sitting on dead horse
Deadly animal attacks
TERRIFIED kittens and puppies are being tormented in animal cruelty YouTube videos designed to dupe viewers and win millions of clicks. The sick trend, part of a wave of vile clips being hosted on the platform, involves dramatically "saving" vulnerable pets from being stuck in wires, drownings and predators such as crocodiles, Komodo dragons and snakes. According to research carried out by the animal welfare group, Lady Freethinker, there are currently 122 such videos on YouTube, which have been viewed almost 170million times. The Sun Online uncovered numerous videos which bore the hallmarks of being staged to help the creators win clicks. The abusers, who are made out to be heroes, will place a pet in a dangerous situation hoping that rescuing cute kittens and puppies will make the clip go viral. Often the poor animals can be seen distressed as they face predators, are deliberately trapped or are placed in water. In one clip we viewed a puppy was “saved” as it was … [Read more...] about Kittens and puppies fed to snakes & alligators on YouTube for clicks moments before being rescued by sick tormentors
GRAND NATIONAL winning trainer Gordon Elliott has been barred from racing in Britainfor six months after posing on a dead horse. Elliot - who has apologised - said the shocking photo had been taken some time ago after the horse died of an apparent heart attack on the gallops. Who is Gordon Elliott? Irish trainer Gordon Elliott, 42, has been a Grand National-winning trainer three times - first in 2007 with Silver Birch. He then trained Michael O'Leary -owned Tiger Roll to become the first back-to-back winner of horse racing's most gruelling jumps race in 2018 and 2019 since Red Rum in the 1970s. But Elliott, who hails from County Meath, did not come from a racing family like many leading trainers. He began his racing career as a teenager working for Tony Martin -regarded as one of the shrewdest trainers in Ireland - at weekends and during school holidays. Going on to become a prolific rider, he also worked for Martin Pipe, who trained a record-breaking 4,182 … [Read more...] about What is Gordon Elliott’s net worth and is the racehorse trainer married?