Nice long holiday,then back raring to go next season LOL
The photo us now public record and no amount of white wash will cover it over - the suspension was to lenient. But there are others , the BHA have set the precedent of leniency - dont know why , when some proper action would send the message that outdated thinking and practices will not be tolerated , which would be greeted with much public approval.I read that a PR firm has become involved ( perhaps one already on retainer with one of his wealthy owners ) and Re the Criminal vendetta Elliott obviously knew the photo had been taken so even allowing for his claimed moment of madness why did he not then realize just how wrong his actions where and seek its deletion. ? Not to have done so suggests that after as well as during he did not think it was any big deal. Will we now be reading that in fact he was " set up ".
During the past few days we have read plenty of testimony Re how well his horses are treated and i feel sure this is true but those concerned are conveniently missing the point.! In terms of his official punishment i think he got off light and that this will prove a mistake. I note Pitmatic above says he does not want to look at that photo again and me too, but now in the public domain it is not going away for a long time to come and many innocents who work with horses will now be tarred with the same brush.
I think to some extent your correct and having said my piece i shall now be attempting to do so, but the point i was making is the non racing media are not going to let it be, and Re the rest of your post many of those " screaming and harping " will be punters as am i.Why not let it be?
More fuss, the worse will be the consequences.