In addition to the suspension, which will take effect on March 9, Elliott has been ordered to pay the cost of E15,000.
Elliott’s statement issued by the Powerscourt Group states: “I accept my situation and sanctions and am happy with my involvement with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Commission. Sitting on the panel is not an easy task, but I was treated fairly.
“I am in this situation by my actions and I am not going to escape. In my position in sports I have great privileges and great responsibilities. I did not fulfill that responsibility. I am 30. I’m no longer the first teenage boy to ride a horse in Tony Martin a year ago. I’ve been a favorite sport since I first saw horse racing, and I’m an adult with obligations and status.
“I pay a very high price for my mistakes, but I’m not dissatisfied. It’s heartbreaking to see the wounds I’ve made to my colleagues, family, friends, and supporters. There’s a long way to go before me, but I give my time and then build better.
“Horse is my life. I love them. No one participates in the race for money-it’s a difficult way to make a living. We’re here because we love horses Anyone who has visited my stables in Currentra will see the utmost care we deal with horses. I am a dead horse, a servant loyal to me, to my staff I was rude to the beloved animal. I bear the burden of my breach for the rest of my career. I never look down on a living or dead horse and to others I don’t tolerate it.
“Finally, I would like to thank my owner and my staff for their generous efforts to support them, despite my disappointment. I prove their faith in me. “
Gordon Elliott was banned for 12 months after hearing a photo of a trainer sitting on a dead horse
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