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Newmarket trainer says vets sanctioned steroids

Newmarket trainer Gerard Butler Credit: Press Association

A second Newmarket trainer has admitted giving anabolic steroids to his horses.

Gerard Butler follows Mahmood Al Zarooni who was banned for eight years last week for using the drugs on some of his horses.

Mr Butler says horses in his Egerton House Stables were only given the treatment under advice from vets.

It comes on the day drug testing got underway on the remaining 150 horses at Sheikh Mohammed's Moulton Paddocks stable where Al Zarooni had been in charge

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