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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Godolphin trainer banned for 8 years for doping

Associated Press

LONDON -- A leading trainer for Godolphin has been banned for eight years for his part in a major doping scandal that's rocked British horse racing.

The British Horseracing Authority handed the suspension to Mahmood al-Zarooni on Thursday after he admitted to giving 15 horses anabolic steroids.

Al-Zarooni was charged with violating multiple rules related to banned substances, as well as failing to keep medication records and conduct prejudicial to the sport.