Trainer banned, fined after Queen's horse is doped

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Trainer banned, fined after Queen's horse is doped

LONDON — A trainer has been fined and banned three months
from entering horses after one of Queen Elizabeth II’s
racehorses failed a doping test.

Nicky Henderson learned of his punishment from the British
Horseracing Authority on Friday. It says a prohibited substance
was found after Moonlit Path’s debut in February when she
finished sixth.

Moonlit Path tested positive for a drug that prevents
hemorrhaging.

The 58-year-old handler could have faced disqualification, but
instead will be unable to run any of his horses from July 11 to
October 10 and must pay a $65,000 fine.

The British monarch’s jumps racing adviser, Michael Oswald, says
“We are disappointed. We will obviously discuss it but have not
yet had the chance to do so.”

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