Godolphin trainer to face doping inquiry on Thursday

Trainer Mahmood is to face a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni will stand before a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday afternoon after samples taken from 11 of his horses were found to have contained traces of anabolic steroids.

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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.