Al Zarooni Drops Appeal of Steroids Ban

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Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood al Zarooni has withdrawn his appeal of the eight-year ban he received for administering performance-enhancing steroids to 15 horses in his care.

The Sporting Life reported that the British Horseracing Authority received word early Wednesday from Al Zarooni's attorneys that the former conditioner had decided to withdraw the appeal.

Godolphin's remaining trainer, Saeed Bin Suroor, was recently licensed by the BHA to operate both his own yard and Al Zarooni's Moulton Paddocks. Altogether, Bin Suroor now has a total of around 400 horses in his care.

Read more in the Sporting Life

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  • Richard C

    He probably can’t catch a plane to the USA fast enough to kick-start things as soon as possible.

    • 4Bellwether666

      Lets hope not…But then with the clowns that run the american Horse racing circus nothing would surprise me…

  • Don Reed

    That he even filed an appeal is remarkable. He must be one heck of a horse’s *** (in which case, he’s even incapable of training himself).

  • voiceofreason

    They send their bleeders here. Time to import their cheats too.
    Polish the Eclipse Awards, get ’em ready.

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