League Notes: FA Of Thailand Presidential Candidates Attack Incumbent Makudi
FA of Thailand presidential candidates Pinit Ngarmpring and Virach Charnpanich attacked incumbent FAT President Worawi Makudi. They alleged that Worawi "had delayed the poll to give himself an advantage in getting re-elected" (BANGKOK POST, 6/12). ... Australian horse trainers Danny O'Brien and John O'Shea are expected to face a media grilling about steroid use in Australia ahead of Royal Ascot next week. O'Brien "has strongly advocated a blanket ban on steriod use in Australian racing." Presently, out-of-training horses "may be treated with steroids" (HERALD SUN, 6/13). ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club said that 17 horses from the stables of three Hong Kong trainers "have tested positive for the banned drug zilpaterol, a substance used to produce muscle growth in livestock" (AFP, 6/12).