Two men banned for 10 years after doping beaten horse with beta blocker

By: PA Media Friday 28 January 2022
  • Ladies First doped at Newcastle track stables in 2018
  • The favourite finished eighth of nine runners

Two men have been banned from racing for 10 years at an independent disciplinary panel hearing of the British Horseracing Authority over the alleged doping of Ladies First at Newcastle in September 2018.

The men, named by the BHA as Neil Waggot and Stephen Walker, were caught on CCTV footage apparently feeding the horse in the hours before she ran in a one-mile handicap while she was in the racecourse stables. The horse subsequently tested positive for Timolol, a beta blocker.

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