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UK: Sheikh Mohammed Condemns Godolphin Scandal

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Thursday, 25 April 2013: Sheikh Mohamed has issued an extensive statement ahead of Godolphin trainer Mahmood al Zarooni's appearance before a Disciplinary Committee of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday to address possible breeches of the Rules of Racing.

Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Mohammed
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Sheikh Mohammed has revealed that his UK stable is now in lock down and all horses are being tested for banned substances.

Godolphin has been under scrutiny since Monday when it emerged that 11 horses in Al Zarooni's care had tested positive for anabolic steroids (Ethylestranol or Stanozol) during out-of-competition testing earlier this month.

Chief among the 11 horses was undefeated filly Certify, who will now miss her intended start in the G1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5.

The BHA said that an additional four horses - Comitas, Sashiko, Vacationer and Tearless - had also been administered one of the two banned substances.

Although those horses were not tested and no positive samples found, Al Zarooni is also under fire in relation to medical records and "conduct prejudicial to racing."

Al Zarooni will be represented during the hearing, which is not open to the media.

Sheikh Mohammed's statement issued on Wednedsay reads:

"I was appalled and angered to learn that one of our stables in Newmarket has violated Godolphin's ethical standards and the rules of British racing.

"I have been involved in British horse racing for 30 years and have deep respect for its traditions and rules. I built my country based on the same solid principles.

"There can be no excuse for any deliberate violation. Godolphin is fully cooperating with the British Horseracing Authority to get to the bottom of this matter and take any appropriate disciplinary action.

"I have ordered the Godolphin management to undertake an immediate review of our internal procedures and controls to ensure to prevent any reoccurrence of this type of activity in any stables of mine.

"We will be locking down the Moulton Paddocks stables with immediate effect, and I have instructed that I want a full round of blood samples, and dope testing done on every single horse on that premises.

"I can assure the racing public that no horse will run from that yard this season until I have been absolutely assured by my team that the entire yard is completely clean.

"I have worked hard to ensure that Godolphin deserves its reputation for integrity and sportsmanship, and I have reiterated to all Godolphin employees that I will not tolerate this type of behaviour."





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