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Horse trainer to appeal ban

The trainer at the centre of one of racing's biggest scandals has lodged an appeal against the severity of his eight-year suspension. Mahmood Al Zarooni was found guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care.

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Godolphin trainer Al Zarooni faces horse doping inquiry

Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni to face disciplinary panel. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Classic-winning Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zaooni is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing after samples taken from 11 horses in his care in Newmarket tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Al Zarooni, who won the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster last year with Encke, as well as the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup, with Monterosso, trained a whole host of big-race winners since joining Sheikh Mohammed's operation.

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