Godolphin scandal widens with more failed tests

Trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has already been banned for eight years after admitting to giving anabolic steroids to 15 horses. (File photo: Reuters)

The British Horseracing Authority says another seven horses from a Godolphin stable have tested positive for a steroid, including the winner of the world’s oldest classic.

Trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has already been banned for eight years after admitting to giving anabolic steroids to 15 horses in one of the largest doping scandals to hit the sport in Britain.

After tests on all Godolphin-owned horses in the English town of Newmarket, the BHA reported that seven based at Al-Zarooni’s Moulton Paddocks yard tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

They include Encke, the 2012 St. Leger winner.

Saeed bin Suroor is set to assume control of the doping-tainted stables. All of the Dubai-born trainer's horses were also checked by the BHA and tested negative.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 KSA 15:10 - GMT 12:10
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