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Listen: The Taoiseach Says The Gordon Elliott Controversy Has 'Damaged' The Irish Horse-Racing Industry

: 06/03/2021 - 12:15

 

The Taoiseach says the Gordon Elliott controversy has 'damaged' the Irish horse-racing industry.

The top Irish trainer was banned for six months and fined 15,000 euro yesterday, after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.

It followed an investigation by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, and Mr Elliott says he accepts their sanctions.

Micheál Martin says the photo deeply offended many animal-lovers:

Image: Rolling News

gorden.wav, by Ciarán Halpin

 

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