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Offline manic-road

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Re: Horse Racing Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2019, 01:13:54 PM »
Looking forward to seeing if Enable can make history with a third Arc win.

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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2021, 03:44:50 PM »
Anyone see the photo of Gordon Elliott sat on a dead horse? Fucking disgrace.

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2021, 03:51:51 PM »
Anyone see the photo of Gordon Elliott sat on a dead horse? Fucking disgrace.

The photo is a disgrace, and his attempt to explain it beyond pathetic. His licence has to be removed, but whether they will have the guts to do that when Elliot holds so much clout is by no means certain.

As a horse racing fan, its impossible to offer any justification, or mitigation for his actions.

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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2021, 04:12:07 PM »
Yes I've seen it and his explanation is pathetic.
The man is a disgrace for doing that. He looks like one of those lowlife trophy hunters with their kill.

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2021, 04:37:01 PM »
He does. He should be banned without doubt.

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2021, 10:59:12 AM »
It's always '' A moment of madness'' isn't it? It's bullshit. It's the tip of an iceberg that rarely pierces the surface but it goes on behind closed doors all the time I'd wager. Fuck Horse Racing and Elliot the little, fat shit.

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2021, 07:37:17 AM »
So Elliot the prick got a six month ban, in reality his yard will still run as before only under a different name.

A similar case emerged as Jockey Rob James was pictured sat astide a dead horse laughing, should be no excuses and both  should have lifetime bans.

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2021, 02:50:39 PM »
So Elliot the prick got a six month ban, in reality his yard will still run as before only under a different name.

A similar case emerged as Jockey Rob James was pictured sat astide a dead horse laughing, should be no excuses and both  should have lifetime bans.

If this was a run of the mill trainer, then it would have been a lifetime ban.

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2021, 02:56:48 PM »
No matter how much ITV Racing pull those concerned faces and talk in grave tones the simple fact is that Elliot will be back at the start of the next NH season (proper) and it will still be somewhat raw.

The punishment just doesn't, in any way, negate the damage done, particularly in the minds of the general public and when he is pictured smiling in the winning enclosure and the uninitiated enquire of his identity he will forever be the trainer that sat smiling on a dead horse for a funny photo. And for those of us that follow Racing, we will always have doubts about just how well his horses are treated.

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2021, 03:08:37 PM »
Don't know what can be done here really. The ban is not really going to have any effect on him.
The only thing is that to the wider world he'll always be the guy who took a selfie while sitting on a dead horse rather than his racing achievements.
There might be a queue of people offering to do the same when his time is up though.

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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2021, 09:38:45 PM »
No matter how much ITV Racing pull those concerned faces and talk in grave tones the simple fact is that Elliot will be back at the start of the next NH season (proper) and it will still be somewhat raw.

The punishment just doesn't, in any way, negate the damage done, particularly in the minds of the general public and when he is pictured smiling in the winning enclosure and the uninitiated enquire of his identity he will forever be the trainer that sat smiling on a dead horse for a funny photo. And for those of us that follow Racing, we will always have doubts about just how well his horses are treated.

Fail to see why ITV Racing are getting dug out here! I think they've reported the story the best they could. As for how his horses are treated I'd like to think the lads,lasses & the rest of his stable staff love the horses as much as anyone else involved in the sport does. It's an issue that racing could have well done without but hopefully only good will come of it.

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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2021, 05:09:04 PM »
Cheltenham has cleaned me out today, good job Rangers and Hearts league doubles has saved me this season.

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2021, 12:05:27 AM »
Cheltenham has cleaned me out today,

You should try betting on the Irish horses instead.

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2021, 09:40:16 AM »
Cheltenham has cleaned me out today,

You should try betting on the Irish horses instead.

I did, and he fell at the tenth hurdle.

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Re: Horse Racing Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2021, 09:55:31 AM »
Ok Racing experts will Rachael Blackmore be the first female jockey to win The Gold Cup?

 


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