Sheikh Mohammed "shocked" by Godolphin doping scandal

Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni arrives for a disciplinary hearing at the British Horseracing Authority in London on April 25, 2013
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Sheikh Mohammed insists that disgraced Mahmood Al Zarooni will never work with Godolphin again following last year's doping scandal.

Sheikh Mohammed has expressed his 'shock' at the doping scandal that surrounded his Godolphin racing team last year.

Mahmood Al Zarooni, who was found guilty of administering banned anabolic steroids to racehorses at Newmarket, will not be allowed to work with Godolphin again.

"I was shocked," Sheikh Mohammed told BBC Sport. "I have many trainers and if one of them does the wrong things, you know, they gave him eight years, and I gave him lifetime. Finished."

Al Zarooni was given the eight-year ban in April last year.

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