Gordon Elliott's horrific dead horse photo has left the racing world numb with shock | Greg Wood

By: Greg Wood Tuesday 2 March 2021

The viral image may become many people’s abiding image of horse racing, so swift and decisive action must be taken

Shock and anger are the abiding emotions in racing this morning, 12 hours after Gordon Elliott’s admission that the horrific image showing him astride a dead horse on his gallops, which had been circulating on social media since Saturday evening, is genuine.

But there is a sense of numbness too – a reluctance to assess not just the scale of the damage that the photograph has already inflicted on racing, but also how much worse it could get over the coming days and weeks.

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