07/09/2013 3:44PM

British Horseracing Authority report on Zarooni will be shared only with Godolphin


The British Horseracing Authority full report on suspended trainer Mahmood al Zarooni’s use of anabolic steroids is nearing completion, but the full report will be shared only with al Zarooni’s former employer, Godolphi, the Authority announced Tuesday.

“The British Horseracing Authority’s report into the positive samples for anabolic steroids taken from horses under the care of former trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is nearing completion. Its key findings, and any recommendations, will be shared with Godolphin. The BHA will also issue a press release on completion of the report,” the Authority announced in a statement.

The British Horseracing Authority’s decision to keep the complete report from public scrutiny already has been called into question by some English media outlets. Al Zarooni was suspended eight years by the Authority for administering two anabolic steroids to horses at his Moulton Paddocks Stable earlier this year.

Godolphin’s intended replacement for Al Zarooni, Charlie Appleby, is scheduled to meet with the British Horseracing Authority’s licensing committee on Wednesday, the Authority also announced Tuesday. The status of Appleby’s application won’t be announced until the Authority’s full inquiry into the al Zarooni case has been completed.