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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

British racing faces crisis as super-rich Sheikh Mohammed's horses fail drugs tests

This piece of mine appears in the Daily Express.

HORSE RACING has long been associated with scandals but the news that 11 horses representing the powerful Godolphin operation, owned by Sheikh Mohammed, the fabulously wealthy ruler of oil-rich Dubai, have failed drug tests is arguably the biggest bombshell ever to hit the sport.

You can read the whole article here.

You can also hear a radio interview with me on this subject, on BBC Radio Wales, here. Item starts at 1hr 22 mins into the programme.

UPDATE: Trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has been warned off for eight years.

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