A photo of Irish horse trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a horse’s corpse on a phone has been circulating on social media. The winning coach is facing severe criticism and has now responded.
He could not apologize enough, Gordon Elliott wrote in a statement Twitter Published. The protest on social networks is huge and the picture is disgusting. It shows a brown horse lying dead on a sand training track. The horse is to its right. Gordon Elliott sits on his stomach, smartphone to ear. With two fingers of his left hand, he said, “Victory!” Making. Others talk about the symbol of peace. At least it looks like that.
Gordon Elliott: An old photo
The coach says the situation was different. Unfortunately, the horse suffered a heart attack during training. His first thought was to take the corpse off the race track. While waiting for help, she called him and sat on the dead horse without thinking about it. The picture, according to Elliott, is of an old photo taken the moment one of his aides called him. With a gesture, he wanted to indicate to the assistant that he should wait until the phone call was over.
He knows that the film can create an impeccable and theatrical impression. However, nothing but such an understanding can emerge from the truth.
Leading coach and two-time winner of the Grand National with him, Tiger Roll is now head over heels. The film is “absolutely unacceptable”, according to the British Racing Association and the British Horse Racing Authority. She declares her own Investigation into this incident Get started. Elliott is an Irishman who regularly participates in UK race tracks with the horses he trains.
Former Irish jockey Mick Fitzgerald has won the Grand National (and over 1,300 other obstacle races), battling with tears while appearing on TV in Sky Sport Racing. He expected it to be a photo montage, a “fake”. “Love of horses is everything,” said the 50 – year – old, who now serves as the race’s TV commentator. Horses are the stars of this sport.
The Irish Horroring Regulatory Board, which is responsible for the case in Ireland, has not yet commented on the case.