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Al-Zarooni lodges appeal against 8-year ban

Updated: May 7, 2013, 11:50 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has appealed his eight-year worldwide ban for doping race horses.

Al-Zarooni got the lengthy suspension by the British Horseracing Authority on April 25 after he admitted giving 15 horses anabolic steroids at Moulton Paddocks Stables.

"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 ...

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