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Newmarket trainer at horse doping hearing

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni arrives at the British Horseracing Authority Headquarters in London. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newmarket racehorse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is appearing at the British Horseracing Authority headquarters to face a disciplinary hearing over doping.

Al Zarooni was surrounded by a media scrum as he entered the building in central London with Simon Crisford, spokesman for the Godolphin operation, but did not speak to waiting reporters.

The trainer was charged after tests on 11 of his horses showed the presence of anabolic steroids.

He could lose his licence as a result of the hearing, in what is one of the most significant doping scandals in recent racing history.

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