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Henderson banned for doping Queen's horse

Former champion trainer Nicky Henderson has been banned for three months and handed a record fine for administering a prohibited anti-bleeding drug to a horse owned by the Queen.

The case relates to a positive test returned from a sample taken from Moonlit moon·lit  
Lighted by moonlight.


illuminated by the moon

Adj. 1.
 Path, sporting Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth, or Elizabeth, may refer to: Living people
  • Elizabeth II, Queen regnant of the Commonwealth Realms
Deceased people
 II's colours, at Huntingdon on February 19.

After an investigation racing's governing body Noun 1. governing body - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he  the BHA BHA butylated hydroxyanisole, an antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals that contain fats or oils.

A white, waxy phenolic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils, especially in foods.
 ruled that Henderson, 58, was guilty of giving the mare tranexamic acid tranexamic acid /tran·ex·am·ic ac·id/ (tran?ek-sam´ik) an antifibrinolytic that competitively inhibits activation of plasminogen; used as a hemostatic in the prophylaxis and treatment of severe hemorrhage associated with excessive  before the race and banned him from July 11 to October 10.

They also fined him a record 40,000 pounds.

This is a significant blow to Henderson who is one of Britain's most successful trainers.

The punishment comes after a season in which he saddled Punjabi to land his fourth Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Racing personality and Channel 4 betting expert John McCririck attacked the BHA for the severity of the punishment.

"This is a disgraceful slur he (Henderson) will never be able to live down for a man of honour and distinction. He does not dope horses. Racing is harming itself unnecessarily."
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Date:Jul 3, 2009
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