Godolphin trainer Mahmood al Zarooni has been asked to appear before a Disciplinary Committee of the British Horseracing Authority Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. (British time) to address possible breeches of the Rules of Racing as established by the BHA. News emerged Monday afternoon that 11 horses in his care had tested positive for anabolic steroids (Ethylestranol or Stanozol) during out-of-competition testing earlier this month. Chief among the 11 horses was undefeated Certify (Elusive Quality), who will now be forced to miss her intended start in the G1 English 1000 Guineas May 5. The BHA said Wednesday that an additional four horses--Comitas, Sashiko, Vacationer and Tearless--had also been administered one of the two banned substances. Although those horses were not tested and no positive samples found, Al Zarooni is also under fire in relation to medical records and "conduct prejudicial to racing." The full charges against Al Zarooni can be found here
. The conditioner will be represented during the hearing, which is not open to the media, by Gavin Bacon.
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