Chris McGrath

Chris McGrath is Racing Correspondent for The Independent.

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Caviar trainer, Peter Moody, denies steroid use

The first Classics of the season, at Newmarket this weekend, cannot come soon enough to stem the noxious tides of the Godolphin steroids scandal. Ripples of suspicion have extended so far across the Turf over the past 10 days that a backwash of resentment has now been drawn all the way from Australia.

Mahmood al-Zarooni was barred for eight years for steroid abuse

Trainer brought banned steroids back from Dubai

Zarooni passed syringes and list of horses to assistant during trip to Newmarket in March

The British Horseracing Authority depicted and dismissed Mahmood al-Zarooni as such a flagrant aberration that he could barely be sane

Chris McGrath: As long as horses have vets, and vets have syringes, zero tolerance has zero credibility

Mahmood al-Zarooni himself would not have been in breach of the rules in Australia, home of a series of powerfully built Royal Ascot raiders in recent seasons

The British Horseracing Authority are to quiz Gerard Butler over his steroid injections

British Horseracing Authority to quiz Gerard Butler's vet over steroid injections

Trainer believes 100 Newmarket horses may have been treated with the same drug

Newmarket trainer Gerard Butler has admitted his error to the BHA

Second Newmarket trainer is facing ban for injecting steroids

Gerard Butler says more than 100 horses across the town’s stables have received treatment on vets’ advice

Trainer: Over 100 horses have been given steroids

Gerard Butler claims that Newmarket vets recommended Sungate for joint injuries

Jason Maguire poses at Newbury racecourse

Jason Maguire gets a new season's head start on Tony McCoy

However baffling a calendar that ended one jumps season at Sandown on Saturday, and began a new one at Huntingdon, Ludlow and Wetherby yesterday, at least one man was able to achieve a coherent sense of narrative. Jason Maguire had picked up the front page of the trade newspaper to find his agent vowing to end Tony McCoy's incredible 18-year monopoly on the jockeys' championship – and promptly lent substance to that ambition by riding four winners at Wetherby.

Gladiatorus wins in Dubai in 2009, when he showed unusual improvement in a yard where Mahmood al-Zarooni worked

Godolphin facing a complicated road to redemption

Swift justice applied to disgraced trainer has still left racing with more questions than answers, writes Chris McGrath

Michu would be an award candidate at a bigger club

The Last Word: Voters' lack of imagination makes players' award a farce

The limelight could glint upon literally the most disarming smile in sport

Mahmood al-Zarooni arrives at the British Horseracing Authority offices in London for yesterday’s hearing

Godolphin trainer's disgrace complete with eight-year ban

BHA disciplinary panel bars horses injected with steroids from running for six months

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