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Al Zarouni faces hearing on Thursday

Emirati trainer to learn outcome of breaching rules of horseracing

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 18:43 April 24, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Trainer Mahmoud Al Zarouni will face a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Thursday to learn the outcome of having breached rules related to administering prohibited substances to horses in his care. The hearing will take place at 5.30pm (UAE time) at the BHA headquarters in London.

Samples were taken earlier this month from 45 horses trained by Al Zarooni at Moulton Paddocks Stables, Newmarket, following which analysis revealed 11 of the samples contained the prohibited substances ethylestranol and stanozolol.

Al Zarouni has apologised and admitted to the indiscretions citing that he was unaware that he was in breach of the rules of racing because the horses involved were not racing at the time.

Godolphin racing manger Simon Crisford earlier said in a statement: “We will await the outcome of the BHA inquiry before taking any further internal action.”

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