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Al Zarooni Hit with 8 Year Ban!

By Harvey87 @JamesHarvey87

Mahmood Al Zarooni has been banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after admitting administering anabolic steroids to horses in his care.
The Godolphin trainer said he had made a "catastrophic error" in using the banned drugs on a number of runners in his yard, including former Qipco 1000 Guineas favorite Certify.
Al Zarooni was called before the BHA at a quickly arranged hearing for today (Thursday) after 11 horses returned positive samples for ethylestranol and stanozolol following a random testing at his Newmarket yard earlier this month.
Further admissions were made by Al Zarooni to the BHA this week surrounding four other horses that had not been tested. A total of 15 horses.
The case, widely regarded to be the most serious doping scandal in recent British racing history, has already caused Godolphin principal Sheikh Mohammed to lock down Al Zarooni's stables, saying he was "appalled and angered" by events.
Al Zarooni, 37, was officially charged with rule breaches related to prohibited substances, duty to keep medication records and conduct prejudicial to racing.

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