Godolphin announce return to action for banned horses

Mahmood Al Zarooni Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket racing stable Godolphin have announced that some of the horses, including St Leger winner Encke, banned from racing due to the Mahmood Al Zarooni scandal will soon return to action.

Encke has not been seen since he foiled Camelot's bid to land the Triple Crown at Doncaster in 2012 but will go back into training with Charlie Appleby in Newmarket, with the intention of running in Europe later this year.

Steeler, who joined Godolphin from Mark Johnston after finishing third in the Racing Post Trophy in 2012, is in line to run on Thursday at Meydan, while Certify, unbeaten as a juvenile in 2012 with wins in the May Hill and the Fillies' Mile, will reappear later in the Carnival.

Twenty-two former Al Zarooni-trained horses were suspended from racing between April and October last year after testing positive for banned anabolic steroids.

Al Zarooni was banned for eight years.

More details on the Godolphin website

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