Goldolphin's bin Suroor to take over doping stable

Horse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni arrives to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel in High Holborn in London, England. (Getty Images)

Horse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni arrives to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel in High Holborn in London, England. (Getty Images)

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor is taking over a training licence at the doping scandal-hit Moulton Paddocks operation temporarily until a new trainer is appointed, the racing stable said on Thursday.

"The role is in addition to Saeed bin Suroor's responsibilities for horses based at Godolphin Stables in Newmarket," the stable said in a statement on its website.

"The test results for horses at Moulton Paddocks are still awaited and there will be no runners from there until they are all known," it added.

The British Horseracing Authority handed Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni an eight-year ban for doping horses with anabolic steroids last month after 11 horses tested positive. He also admitted administering prohibited substances to four others.

Emirati Zarooni, who the BHA said personally brought anabolic steroids into Britain from Dubai, has appealed against the ban.

The scandal has caused serious embarrassment to Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai ruler, who closed Moulton Paddocks and ordered the testing of all horses in Zarooni's care.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
New Saudi snow city tests kingdom's capacity for fun

New Saudi snow city tests kingdom's capacity for fun

Mixed-gender attraction is a rare opportunity for Saudis of all...

Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?

Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?

Gulf kingdom's biggest builder appears to have pulled back from...

How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar

How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar

Many of the foreign workers who make up the bulk of the 2.5m...

Most Popular
Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking