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Saeed bin Suroor set for additional role with Goldolphin

Updated: Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:17 | Comments

Saeed bin Suroor (r) takes interim control of Mahmood Al Zarooni's base
Saeed bin Suroor (r) takes interim control of Mahmood Al Zarooni's base

Saeed bin Suroor is set take temporary control of Godolphin's Moulton Paddocks yard in Newmarket once the stable has been cleared to resume action by the British Horseracing Authority.

Moulton Paddocks was formerly the base of Mahmood Al Zarooni, the trainer who was banned for eight years by the BHA last month after admitting administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care. He has subsequently appealed against the length of the ban.

Those horses, including one-time 1000 Guineas favourite Certify, have all been banned from running for six months while all horses at Al Zarooni's former yard have been tested by the BHA.

The results of those checks have yet to be returned but Bin Suroor, who already trains for Godolphin at its Snailwell Road set-up, will assume responsibility for Moulton Paddocks when it is given the all-clear.

Godolphin's racing manager Simon Crisford said: "The intention is for Saeed to take over the licence at Moulton Paddocks on a temporary basis until a new trainer is appointed."

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