The following is a Statement which has been issued by Horse Racing Ireland this afternoon.
“Horse Racing Ireland unreservedly condemns the disturbing photograph that appeared on social media at the weekend.
This image does not reflect the care, attention and respect that race horses receive, and does a disservice to the thousands of people who look after their horses on a daily basis. Horse Racing Ireland notes and supports the IHRB investigation into the circumstances around the photograph.
From a disciplinary perspective, the matter is in process, so any further comment on the matter or the detail of the case at this time would not be appropriate.”