Al Zarooni to fight 8-year ban

Posted on | 0 Responses

The disgraced former head trainer for Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni has appealed against the length of his eight-year ban handed out by the British Horseracing Authority.

Al Zarooni admitted giving prohibited anabolic steroids to a total of 15 horses in his stable and he was banned following a disciplinary hearing three days after the scandal.

A date has not yet been set for an appeal, but this should be forthcoming in the next few days.

In the findings of the disciplinary panel, published on April 30th, Al Zarooni was accused of "deliberate flouting" of the rules and the "widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances".

BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght told the news provider the decision to appeal has come as a "major surprise".

He added: "The general feeling was that after his ban Al Zarooni would vanish from view having admitted being the most notorious drugs cheat in modern racing history."

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the display or use of this information. This policy is subject to change at any time.
LIKED THIS? PLEASE SHARE...
Tags:

Leave a Reply

Why Choose Us?

  • Pick and Choose policies - only pay for what you want!
  • 40% introductory discount for new policies
  • Additional 5% multi-horse discount*
*when you insure more than one horse Get A Quote

Horse Care & Tips

Various aspects relating to horse care, guidance and important information.

Find out more...

Need Assistance?

Our team is here to help find the right insurance package for you & your Horse.

Find out more...