Simon Crisford, longtime racing manager for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing, turned in his resignation Feb. 24, the Racing Post has reported.
Crisford's announcement comes just a few weeks after the conclusion of a lengthy investigation by Lord Stevens into Sheikh Mohammed's equine operations. The stable had been embroiled in a doping scandal involving one of its primary trainers, Mahmood al Zarooni, who was banned from the sport for eight years after several of his horses tested positive for steroids.
While Crisford is resigning as racing manager, he told the Post that he will be taking over the new position of global racing adviser for Sheikh Mohammed.
“I had felt for a while that I would like a fresh challenge,” Crisford said. “I think the time is right for a new start for the stable and for me. Sheikh Mohammed has asked me to take on a new role as his global racing adviser. I am delighted to have accepted that position and I am very much looking forward to what will be an exciting new chapter for me.”
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