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    The Gordy Elliott Horror Picture Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    Disappointing news indeed. One of the few proper journalists still covering racing.
    Indeed.

    (ps..anybody got that picture of Gordon Elliot?)
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Quote Originally Posted by an capall View Post
    Indeed.

    (ps..anybody got that picture of Gordon Elliot?)
    Have seen it. Emmm!
    All comers, all grounds, all beaten!

    This perfect mix of poetry and destruction.

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    I've seen it too.
    Not sure what to make of its authenticity.

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    Yep. Not even a good photoshop effort.
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    His rebuttal could of been stronger
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Yes, definitely a photoshop job, but I agree with Granger and he should have come out fighting.

    Someone defiinitley has it in for him right now though. That's the third thing in a week. I'm not repeating the other two things on a public forum though.

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    Photoshop going by the look of his left ear

    "The owls are not what they seem"

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    Clearly photoshopped as the horse has no eyes (birds presumably have already got to it) and the musculature over the quarters is poor which it would not be in a racehorse. Jeez though I’d be fuming if I were Gordon. The Daily Fail comments are having a field day!
    tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

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    Some sort of confession it appears

    https://www.sportinglife.com/racing/...TTER_HR_010321
    "The owls are not what they seem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    nonsense article with genuine falsehoods such as saying elliott responded with a confession on his twitter account tonight which he absolutely hasn't. they've deleted the tweet linking to this article now.

    somewhat fitting on a thread where a decent journalist has lost his job these clowns jump the gun based on some rumours that he's admitted it.

    which they have now walked back and totally amended the article.
    Last edited by JamesRB; 28th February 2021 at 8:08 PM.

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    I don't see that as a confession, Roger. A holding statement rather than a confession.


    Looking at THAT photo, my reaction was the same as Jinnyj's above. I also suspect that if the photo was real we would have already heard some mention of which horse is involved.

    I really hope we're right.
    Last edited by Grey; 28th February 2021 at 8:53 PM.

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    Everyone knows the picture is real now. Pure damage limitation from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Everyone knows the picture is real now. Pure damage limitation from now on.
    What are the shroods saying?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    i'm no expert on whether a particular photo has been doctored (unlike it seems hundreds on twitter who have used their so called expertise one way or the other) but the initial response from elliott doesn't fill me with confidence it's a fake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Everyone knows the picture is real now. Pure damage limitation from now on.
    Surely if it is genuine he is finished? I would hope as a sport that continousy struggles to establish its credibility it would turn its back completley on someone if they were found guilty of this.

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    Theres a whatsapp message circulating apparently from GE stating it is real but was taken 4 years ago. Of course, thats easily faked.

    People are calling for him to be banned for life, forgetting for a minute the emotional side of it, what could the IHAB actually do? Has he broken any actual rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    I don’t see anything remotely nearing a confession myself, Roger. It reads much more like a very matter-of-fact “let the authorities conduct their review - I have nothing to hide” statement to me.

    The entire thing is utterly bogus, imo. There are seemingly bad-actors at play, and - whatever their motivation - it will all be found to be a pile of shite soon enough.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 28th February 2021 at 10:33 PM.
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    Even if he was that callous, I don't believe he would be that stupid to have a photo taken in that situation. If so, won't be able to come back from it, can't see how he will be banned. Bigger fish getting away with even more heinous carry-on currently.

    Remember Colm O'Donoghue and the damage of unproven rumours.
    Last edited by HawkWing; 28th February 2021 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvds2000 View Post
    Theres a whatsapp message circulating apparently from GE stating it is real but was taken 4 years ago. Of course, thats easily faked.

    People are calling for him to be banned for life, forgetting for a minute the emotional side of it, what could the IHAB actually do? Has he broken any actual rules?
    If it’s true he’s in deep trouble, it doesn’t matter about the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvds2000 View Post
    Theres a whatsapp message circulating apparently from GE stating it is real but was taken 4 years ago. Of course, thats easily faked.

    People are calling for him to be banned for life, forgetting for a minute the emotional side of it, what could the IHAB actually do? Has he broken any actual rules?
    Bringing the game into disrepute and **** all else.
    Last edited by Slim; 28th February 2021 at 10:44 PM.

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