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Bio: Gordon Elliot is a national hunt trainer based at County Meath. He got into racing early by working with Tony Martin during weekends while still at school. This early dedication changed to full time once he’s left school and an amateur license came at just 16, speaking to Elliot’s enthusiasm for racing.
The wins didn’t take logn to come either, two at Cheltenham, The Champion Bumper, wins abroad. The list goes on, but after retiring in 2005 and becoming a horse trainer, that’s when the real winning started.
In 2007, just two year’s after retiring from being a jockey, Gordon Elliot had won the Aintree Grand National with 33-1 shot Silver Birch. The ‘pinch me and wake me up’ moment was added to by fact that he was the youngest ever trainer to win this jewel in the crown of racing. Though a national hunt specialist he’s also experienced success over the flat, winning the Ebor Handicap with Dirar in 2010.
Success breeds success, and in 2016 Elliot gained his first Cheltenham Gold Cup win with Don Cossack. He’s had tremendous performances at the Cheltenham Festival as a whole in recent years, in 2018 equalling Wilie Mullins record of 8 wins at the Festival .
Mullins and Elliot again went head to head in the 2018 Grand National, where Elliot’s horse Tiger Roll just edged out Mullin’s horse Pleasant Company, earning him his second Aintree Grand National win.
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