UK: Gerard Butler Steroid Hearing Set for November
The British Horseracing Authority announced that it has scheduled a November disciplinary hearing for trainer Gerard Butler regarding his use of the banned steroid stanozolol.
Nine of Butler’s horses tested positive for the steroid, which is marketed under the name Sungate.
According to the Racing Post, the charges against the Newmarket trainer include “allowing a prohibited substance to be administered to horses under his care, administering intra-articular injections to four horses himself, despite him not being a registered veterinary surgeon, and his failure to keep a record of treatments for five horses.”
Butler could face a lengthy ban of up to 10 years if found guilty. The hearing is set to take place Nov. 18-20.
Read more in the Racing Post