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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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Four other Godolphin horses given prohibited drugs

The British Horseracing Authority has said that information provided by Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni to investigating officers revealed that in addition to the 11 horses which had initially tested positive for anabolic steroids:

  • Four other horses Comitas, Sashiko, Vacationer and Tearless - were administered one of two prohibited substances - Ethylestranol or Stanozolol.
  • Those horses were under the care of the Newmarket trainer, but had not been subjected to testing.
  • Although these horses were not tested and no positive samples exist, Al Zarooni faces further charges in relation to medication records and conduct prejudicial to racing.

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