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UAE to criminalize use of steroids on race horses

Updated: May 23, 2013, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The ruler of Dubai, stung by a doping scandal involving his horses in Britain, is making the use of steroids on race horses a criminal offense across the United Arab Emirates.

The directive Thursday by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which is expected to take immediate effect, would give the UAE some of the toughest anti-doping rules among high-profile racing centers. Each March, Dubai hosts the world's richest horse race, and Sheik Mohammed's Godolphin ...

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