Gordon Elliott has been banned from racing for 12 months, with six months suspended, and ordered to pay costs of €15,000, following his Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board referrals committee hearing.
A photo of Elliott sitting on a dead horse appeared on social media last weekend, with the trainer admitting that the image was genuine in a statement released on Sunday evening.
It means there will be no runners in Elliott's name at this month's Cheltenham Festival.
The County Meath trainer will not attend a race meeting or point-to-point for a period of six-months beginning from Monday.
Referral Hearing of Mr. Gordon Elliott (Trainer) on Friday 5th March 2021 pic.twitter.com/NftfngdOUl
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