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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 could lose his licence over doping

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni could lose his training licence when he faces a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority tomorrow.

Yesterday, he admitted making "a catastrophic mistake" after 11 of his horses were found to have contained traces of anabolic steroids.

Unbeaten Certify was among the horses which tested positive Credit: PA Wire

The 37-year-old has officially been charged with rule breaches related to prohibited substances, duty to keep medication records, and conduct prejudicial to racing.

The hearing will be held at 2.30pm at BHA headquarters in London.

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