Godolphin trainer disqualified for eight years for doping

Mahmood Al Zarooni apologised for his "catastrophic error" after the doping scandal erupted. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has been disqualified for eight years by the British Horseracing Authority are admitting doping 15 of the operation's horses.

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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.