Monday, September 30, 2013 - Mark Humph

Sheikh Mohammed's wife and president of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, Princess Haya, will conduct an investigation in to how an illegal shipment of veterinary goods was found on a Dubai government jet.

British authorities seized the unlicensed products, which included steroidal injections, anaesthetics and anti-inflammatories, from a Dubai government private jet at London's Stansted airport earlier this year, according to The Guardian.

A furious Sheikh Mohammed is believed to have asked Princess Haya, his junior wife, to conduct an internal inquiry in to the seizure.

Adam Brickell, director of integrity, legal and risk at the British Horseracing Authority, has said in a statement that the governing body was told by the British government that "they consider there to be no link between the seizure and the racing industry and that the products were not intended for use on thoroughbreds".

Sheikh Mohammed is Britain's leading racehorse owner and runs Godolphin Racing, the Maktoum family's private thoroughbred horseracing stable.

The stable was recently hit by the biggest doping scandal in racing history when the BHA revealed that 22 horses trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni had tested positive for anabolic steroids.

The BHA said there was no evidence that anyone other than Al Zarooni was involved in the case at the Gulf outfit's stables in Newmarket, eastern England.

Al Zarooni was suspended and later banned.


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