Leading trainer Gordon Elliott will not be allowed to race in Britain until a probe into his shocking dead horse photo is completed.
The three-time Grand National winner was slammed by social media users after a picture of him sitting on a dead horse on his gallops circulated online.
The British Horseracing Authority said in a statement late Monday, “The British Horseracing Authority will not allow the Irish trainer Gordon Elliott to racehorses in Britain whilst the Irish authorities investigate an image that appeared on social media over the weekend.”
Elliott has apologised “profoundly for any offence that this photo has caused” and said his actions were “indefensible” after trying to explain the chronology of events.
The IHRB hopes to resolve the case quickly, although a spokesperson added, “As is the case with all investigations carried out by the IHRB, there is a process that must be followed – and that will be the case in this instance.”