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IHRB To Meet To Decide Gordon Elliot's Fate On Friday

Some of his stable stars have been switched from his care this lunchtime.

It has been announced that a Referrals Committee of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will meet this Friday.

The committee will hear evidence and consider an investigation which that has been carried out relating to trainer Gordon Elliott.

The Meath trainer is being investigated after a photo emerged on social media of him sitting on a dead horse on his gallops.

The British Horseracing Authority have banned Elliott him from having runners in Britain while the investigation is being carried out.

Cheveley Park Stud have become the first major owner to remove horses from Elliott following the controversial photo.

Stud owner Patricia Thompson has confirmed eight horses - including the unbeaten Envoi Allen - would be leaving Elliott and will be split between Willie Mullins and Henry de Bromhead.

Meanwhile - Rob James has confirmed he is the individual sitting on a dead horse in a video circulating on social media.

The Cheltenham Festival-winning amateur jockey has issued an apology over the clip, which is also being investigated by the the I-H-R-B.

It's been reported that the footage is from April 2016 and shows James sitting aboard a deceased five-year-old mare on an unidentified gallop

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