Gordon Elliott claims his first winner since ban
Shamed coach Gordon Elliott claims his first winner since coming back from six-month ban for sitting on a lifeless horse as favorite Fancy Foundations claims race in Eire
Gordon Elliott had his first winner since coming back from six-month suspension
Coach, 43, was banned for 12 months, with half of that punishment suspended
Favorite Fancy Foundations gave him his first success again on a racecourse
Gordon Elliott has had his first winner since coming back from his six-month suspension for sitting on a lifeless horse.
The main Irish coach, 43, was banned for 12 months, with half of that punishment suspended, after a picture of him sitting on a lifeless horse was broadly circulated on social media in March.
Elliott was additionally ordered to pay prices of E15,000 – with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board stating the punishment mirrored ‘the seriousness of the offence and the injury to the Irish racing business’ after the picture provoked enormous public outcry.
Gordon Elliott was banned for 12 months – six months suspended – after this picture of him sitting on a lifeless horse was broadly circulated on social media in March
The coach had his first winner since coming back from his ban on Wednesday afternoon
After serving a ban of six months, throughout which period Denise Foster took short-term management of Cullentra stables, Elliott was free to start making entries once more from final Thursday.
He saddled his first runner since March 8 on Tuesday’s Flat card at Punchestown – the place Oh Purple Reign completed effectively crushed.
The four-year-old gelding completed twelfth of 14 within the Donate To The Coast To The Curragh Cycle In Honour Of Pat Smullen Handicap.
The Grand Nationwide and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning handler was broadly anticipated to get off the mark within the opening race again over the jumps at Sligo in Eire on Wednesday.
Nevertheless 8-13 favorite The Sliding Rock made a foul mistake when attempting to shut within the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Newcomers Chase and completed third of 4 runners.
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Source:: New paper 24 – Sports