Search
Track star suffers faceplant fallTrack star suffers faceplant fall Video game lets golfers kill deerVideo game lets golfers kill deer Everyone fooled by Lacrosse trick playEveryone fooled by Lacrosse trick play
advertisement
Most popular articles
$10,000 up for grabsSign-up for NRL, AFL
and Rugby tipping
Sports Illustrated: behind the scenes with Ronda RouseySports Illustrated: behind the scenes with Ronda RouseyIn his first official statement since testing positive to steroids yesterday, UFC superstar Anderson Silva plans to fight the 'allegations' against him. 'I don’t like this fight. I don’t want to fight him,' says Arlovski on Browne clash 'I don’t like this fight. I don’t want to fight him,' says Arlovski on Browne clash When former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids today, his entire legacy as a prize fighter was called into question. Aussie return: Kyle Noke books next fight at UFC AdelaideAussie return: Kyle Noke books next fight at UFC AdelaideAnderson Silva's doctor has said that the former UFC champion denies taking performance enhancing drugs, and wants to be tested again. UFC's Rousey scores the only free ticket to Mayweather vs. PacquiaoUFC's Rousey scores the only free ticket to Mayweather vs. PacquiaoBusted for PEDS today, you won't believe what former UFC champ Anderson Silva told Jon Jones (who recently tested positive to cocaine) at UFC 183. UFC queen Ronda Rousey lands starring role in action film 'Mile 22' UFC queen Ronda Rousey lands starring role in action film 'Mile 22' The MMA world is in shock after UFC 183 headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both tested positive to banned substances. Fighter reactions here. Bellator files court injunction to nix 'Rampage' Jackson's UFC return Bellator files court injunction to nix 'Rampage' Jackson's UFC return Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have failed drug tests following UFC 184. Silva tested positive for an anabolic steroid, while Diaz tested for marijuana.
Wide World of Sports TV partners
AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.
Al-Zarooni lodges appeal against ban
06:10 AEST Wed May 8 2013

Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni launched an appeal on Tuesday against the severity of his eight-year worldwide ban for doping race horses at his stables in Newmarket.

Al-Zarooni was handed the lengthy suspension by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on April 25 after admitting to giving 15 horses anabolic steroids, following a routine visit of his Moulton Paddocks Stables by testers.

"The appeal is against the severity of the penalty of eight years disqualification imposed on Mr al-Zarooni by the disciplinary panel at the hearing," the BHA said in a statement.

"The date for the appeal hearing will be confirmed in due course."

The doping case has rocked British horse racing and brought major embarrassment to Godolphin and its owner Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.

The stables formerly run by the 37-year-old al-Zarooni have been locked down in the wake of the scandal.

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

Seven horses tested positive for ethylestranol and four for stanozolol - the same steroid found in the urine of Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in his positive test at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Al-Zarooni told investigating officers that he also administered four more horses with the prohibited substances, but they weren't tested when the BHA visited the stables.

AP AAP TURF