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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 damage will take 'very long time' to repair

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford has summed up the doping penalties handed out as "a terrible day for British racing" and said the operation's image had been severely tarnished.

This is a terrible situation. It's an awful situation that Godolphin has found themselves in.

Mr Al Zarooni acted with awful recklessness and caused tremendous damage, not only to Godolphin and British racing.

I think it will take a very long time for Godolphin to regain the trust of the British public.

We're shocked and completely outraged by the actions he has taken.

– Simon Crisford

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