Gordon Elliott has been banned for 12 months with 6 suspended

Gordon Elliott has been banned from racing for 12 months, with six months suspended, and ordered to pay costs of €15,000, following his Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board referrals committee hearing. A photo of Elliott sitting on a dead horse appeared on social media last weekend, with the trainer admitting that the image was genuine in aContinue reading “Gordon Elliott has been banned for 12 months with 6 suspended”

Cheltenham Festival Update: Latest Exhibition favours Fairyhouse instead of Cheltenham

Latest Exhibition, who was runner-up in the Albert Bartlett at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, looks likely to bypass this years event to run at Fairyhouse instead. Paul Nolan’s stable star was beaten just a neck by Monkfish 12 months ago, but the Willie Mullins-trained gelding has been a very difficult horse to beat in GradeContinue reading “Cheltenham Festival Update: Latest Exhibition favours Fairyhouse instead of Cheltenham”

Friday hearing with IHRB for Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott will face a Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board hearing on Friday in relation to the controversial photograph which emerged in recent days, but his career as a trainer has today been hit with a seismic blow following confirmation that Cheveley Park Stud will move their horses to the yards of trainers Willie Mullins and HenryContinue reading “Friday hearing with IHRB for Gordon Elliott”

Davy Russell is expecting to be back ready for Cheltenham

Davy Russell remains confident he will return to competitive action in time to ride at next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Russell – who won the Gold Cup aboard Lord Windermere in 2014 – has been on the sidelines since dislocating and fracturing vertebrae in a first-fence fall in the Munster National at Limerick in October aboardContinue reading “Davy Russell is expecting to be back ready for Cheltenham”

Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien

The Aussies may have been singing “Waltzing Matilda” but it was Pierre-Charles Boudot that was waltzing home on Order Of Australia making it a one-two-three for Aidan O’Brien in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland. He only got into the race after One Master was scratched on Thursday and the three-year-old was sent off aContinue reading “Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien”