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SBD Global/April 30, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Gerard Butler Says His Horses Received Treatment, But Did Not Believe It Was A Problem
Published April 30, 2013
BHA INVESTIGATES: REUTERS' Justin Palmer reported the BHA said that "it was investigating a number of positive samples obtained from horses at Butler's yard." The BHA said in a statement, "One of the objectives of this investigation is to clarify the extent to which this product has been distributed and administered to horses in training" (REUTERS, 4/29).
GODOLPHIN IN 'NO RUSH': THE NATIONAL reported Godolphin stables is in ''no rush'' to appoint a new trainer at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket after Mahmoud Al Zarooni was banned for eight years. The BHA said last week Godolphin has "around 10 days to find a replacement for Al Zarooni if Moulton Paddocks is to remain active as a licensed training stable this season." Godolphin Racing Manager Simon Crisford said that "the most pressing issue is to ensure the yard is 'clean of drugs.'" Crisford: "There is no rush to appoint anybody to train there at present" (THE NATIONAL, 4/29).