One of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history #BANhorseracing
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from the Godolphin stable have tested positive for anabolic steroids in one of
the biggest doping scandals in British racing history.
Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni will attend a British Horseracing
Authority inquiry after irregularities were discovered in 11 of 45 racehorses.
Al Zarooni has admitted making "a catastrophic mistake".
"This is a dark day for Godolphin," said stable manager Simon Crisford. "We
are all shocked by what has happened."
The 11 horses, who together have won more than $2m (£1.31m) in prize money,
include unbeaten Certify, who will not be allowed to run in next month's 1,000
Guineas at Newmarket.
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"The Grand National meeting in Aintree is a notoriously hazardous three-day event that has killed 38 horses since 2000. In the Grand National itself, a dangerously overcrowded field of 40 horses is forced to confront 30 extraordinarily challenging and treacherous jumps, over a course of four-and-a-half miles. Most years there are fatalities. Animal Aid has, for many years, called for the Grand…
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