Drug trainer acted alone

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Racehorse owner, Sheikh Mohammed, had no knowledge of three drug-related incidents which blighted his equine operations last year, an internal report has concluded.

The world’s most powerful owner-breeder hired former London police chief, Lord Stevens, to oversee an internal inquiry after unauthorised veterinary products were discovered at Stansted Airport and at Moorley Farm East, part of Darley’s Newmarket estate.

The report identified “management failings, insufficient oversight and a sense of complacency within the organisation”.

In the separate case of Godolphin trainer, Mahmood Al Zarooni, the report said that he acted alone when doping racehorses at Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks stables.

But it added: “The mere fact that these circumstances and actions could arise without management intervention gives serious cause for concern.”