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Black Caviar trainer defends mare after steroid scandal

Trainer Peter Moody hit out Wednesday at questions about Australian wonder mare Black Caviar after a steroid scandal in England. The powerful six-year-old retired unbeaten last month after 25 races but was dragged into the scandal when a British trainer asked if the famous mare had ever been treated with steroids. The British Horseracing Authority has refused to disclose details in its possession to show if Black Caviar had been on steroids before arriving at Royal Ascot last June.

Racing: Six-month ban for doped Godolphin horses - BHA

British racing's governing body on Thursday handed six-month bans to 15 horses owned and trained by the leading Godolphin stable in connection with a doping scandal that has rocked the sport. The bans mean that the 11 horses that tested positive for anabolic steroids, including former 1,000 Guineas favourite Certify, and four others that were not tested but who were administered the drugs, are ineligible to compete until October 9.

Racing: Godolphin trainer charged over doping - BHA

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has been charged with doping violations after 11 of his horses were found to have traces of banned anabolic steroids, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said on Wednesday. The BHA said in a statement on its website that the 37-year-old is accused of breaching rules "related to prohibited substances, duty to keep medication records, and conduct prejudicial to racing".

Substance found in Pistorius home a 'sexual stimulant': report

A substance found in star athlete Oscar Pistorius's home during a search by police investigating the killing of his girlfriend is a herbal sexual stimulant, a South African newspaper reported Sunday. The prosecution said during Pistorius's bail hearing last week that police had found two boxes of "testosterone" and needles in his Pretoria home, but the defence countered that it was a legal herbal remedy known as testocompasutium coenzyme. The City Press newspaper said Sunday the remedy was a combination of vitamins, herbal cures partly derived from animal organs.

Testosterone, needles found at Pistorius home: police

Police searching the home of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius found testosterone and needles in a dresser in his bedroom, an investigator told a South African court on Wednesday. Investigating officer Hilton Botha said the substance was found by police investigating the killing of Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. "We found two boxes of testosterone and needles and injections," Botha said. Testosterone is on the list of substances banned by the International Olympic Committee.
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