BREAKING NEWS: First big owners desert trainer Gordon Elliott as they decide to move all horses in his care to other yards with Irishman banned from entering runners in British races, after shocking photo of him sitting on a dead horse
Owners Cheveley Park Stud have made the decision to move all their horses in Gordon Elliott’s care to other trainers.
The news comes after the Grand National-winning trainer was banned from having runners in Britain while Irish authorities investigate the shocking picture of the trainer sitting on a dead horse while talking on his mobile phone.
Cheveley Park Stud revealed on Tuesday afternoon that they will remove their horses from Elliott’s Cullentra Stables and move them to two different trainers.
Owners Cheveley Park Stud have made the decision to move all their horses in Gordon Elliott’s care to other trainers, including the unbeaten Envoi Allen (above)
Gordon Elliott is being investigated by the Irish authorities after shocking image emerged
Hot favourite for the Marsh Novices’ Chase and the unbeaten Envoi Allen will move to the care of Henry de Bromhead.
Cheveley Park currently have eight horses trained by Elliott and they will join De Bromhead and Willie Mullins.
The British-based operation had initially indicated they would wait until the outcome of the IHRB investigation was complete before saying whether they will continue to have horses in his stable.
Trainer Elliott was temporarily banned from entering horses into British races and is being investigated by the British Horseracing Authority after a grotesque picture emerged of him posing astride a dead horse.
The dramatic move by the BHA throws a huge question mark over Elliott’s entries at the Cheltenham Festival, which starts two weeks today.
Envoi Allen is entered in the Grade One race on March 18 and the switch of trainers by Cheveley Park does not put his participation at the Festival in jeopardy.