Horse Racing - Godolphin trainer Al Zarooni appeals eight-year ban

Godolphin stables trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has indeed appealed against the length of his eight-year ban for administering anabolic steroids to horses under his care.

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Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni arrives for a Disciplinary Panel Hearing at the British Horse Racing Authority in London April 25, 2013 (Reuters)

Al Zarooni was banned last month after 11 horses in his care at his Newmarket stables tested positive and he admitted administering prohibited substances to four others.

The BHA accused the employee of Dubai ruler and Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of a "deliberate flouting" of the rules and "widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances".

No date has yet been set for the appeal hearing.

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