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Gerrard Butler claims more than 100 horses given steroids


A second Newmarket trainer admitted using anabolic steroids on his horses. Gerard Butler has told the BHA that several of his horses received treatment consisting of injections of anabolic steroids for injured joints. 

The trainer believes more than 100 racehorses across Newmarket may have been given the same treatment.

Butler said the treatment came recommended by vets and included the injections in his official medical records which were seen and returned by the BHA without comment.

"It did not cross my mind that there could be any problem with this medication. And, judging from the fact that the BHA said nothing about it when they saw my medical book, it does not seem to have crossed their minds, either."

Butler believes the medication, known as Sungate and containing the steroid stanozolol, to have been commonly recommended by vets in Newmarket for the treatment of joint injuries.

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Gerrard Butler claims more than 100 horses given steroids


A second Newmarket trainer admitted using anabolic steroids on his horses. Gerard Butler has told the BHA that several of his horses received treatment consisting of injections of anabolic steroids for injured joints. 

The trainer believes more than 100 racehorses across Newmarket may have been given the same treatment.

Butler said the treatment came recommended by vets and included the injections in his official medical records which were seen and returned by the BHA without comment.

"It did not cross my mind that there could be any problem with this medication. And, judging from the fact that the BHA said nothing about it when they saw my medical book, it does not seem to have crossed their minds, either."

Butler believes the medication, known as Sungate and containing the steroid stanozolol, to have been commonly recommended by vets in Newmarket for the treatment of joint injuries.