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Envoi Allen and Sir Gerhard among Cheveley Park Stud horses to leave Gordon Elliott's yard

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Cheveley Park Stud have taken the decision to remove their horses from Gordon Elliott's yard with immediate effect.

Yesterday the stud released a statement in which they expressed their horror after a picture circulated on social media at the weekend of the trainer sitting on a dead horse while talking on the phone.

And now they have acted decisively by cutting ties with Elliott, who is the subject of an investigation by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Gordon Elliott (left) will no longer train Cheveley Park Stud's horses
Gordon Elliott (left) will no longer train Cheveley Park Stud's horses

Unbeaten superstar Envoi Allen will now be under the care of Henry de Bromhead, as will Quilixios. Willie Mullins, meanwhile, will train Sir Gerhard.

"We have made the decision to move the horses from Gordon's yard," Richard Thompson, Cheveley Park Stud's director, told Sky Sports Racing.

"We have eight (horses with Elliott) and they will go between Henry de Bromhead and Willie Mullins. That will be organised by Chris Richardson (managing director) and the team.

"Hopefully with trainers like Henry and Willie and with the Cheveley team headed by Chris, we've got real professionals on the job to hopefully resolve this very quickly. It should be very smooth, that's what we're hoping for and I've got no reason to doubt it."

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