Australian Bloodstock Apologises Over New Energy Comments 

Luke Murrell, one of the directors of Australian Bloodstock, has issued a public apology following disparaging comments made in regard to the former connections of the syndicate's recent purchase New Energy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}). Australian Bloodstock has enjoyed notable success with horses recruited from Europe, which include the Melbourne Cup winners Protectionist (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) and Gold Trip (Fr) (Outstrip {GB}). A video released over the weekend promoting last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up New Energy as a potential Cox Plate candidate included comments from Murrell which called into...

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Elliott Admits Photo on Dead Horse is Him

Leading National Hunt trainer Gordon Elliott, the subject of a firestorm this weekend after a photo of him sitting on a dead horse was circulated over the weekend, admitted that the photo was genuine. Hours after saying he would cooperate with investigators without specifically addressing the validity of the photo, he relented and said that the photo was real. The photo shows Elliott sitting astride a stricken horse on the ground. In it, the trainer is making a peace sign. Some versions circulated have the caption "New work rider." His...

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