A racehorse owned by the Queen has been stripped of its second place finish in this year's Ascot Gold Cup following a positive drugs test.
Estimate was one of eight horses to test positive for morphine in July, a substance which has since been traced back to a batch of contaminated feed.
A British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary hearing ruled that trainer Sir Michael Stoute had in fact taken sufficient measures to prevent the incident from happening, and decided against imposing a fine.
Estimate finished as runner-up to Leading Light in the Gold Cup, having won the same race in 2013.
The £80,625 prize for second place will now be handed to Missunited, who originally finished third in the race.
A leading Irish racehorse trainer had one kilo of anabolic steroids in his stables when veterinary inspectors carried out a raid, a court has heard.
Philip Fenton is facing eight charges over treatments and medicines allegedly found at his yard, South Lodge, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, in January 2012.
Among the substances was the quantity of steroid Nitrotain, a 20ml bottle of a second performance enhancing drug, Ilium Stanabolic, a counterfeit antibiotic and medicines held without prescription, the court heard.
Fenton's trial will take place at Carrick-on-Suir District Court on October 23.
No plea has been entered.
The first foal born to champion racehorse Frankel, has been sold at auction in a deal worth £1.15 million
The foal's mother, Crystal Gaze, was also included in the sale to MV Magnier, son of business magnate John Magnier, whose family owns the Coolmore stud farm in Ireland.
Crystal Gaze is expecting another foal father by Frankel later this year.
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The 2004 Grand National winner Amberleigh House got involved during the annual Aintree jockeys' visit at Alder Hey Children's Hospital
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Ladies Day has got underway at the Grand National festival, shining a light on the female racegoers at Aintree Racecourse.