Archives for April2013

2nd horse trainer faces ban for steroid use

Pachattack, trained by a stable owned by Gerard Butler, came third in a prestigious race at the Breeders' Cup

Pachattack, trained by a stable owned by Gerard Butler, came third in a prestigious race at the Breeders’ Cup

Hot on the heels of the eight-year ban handed out to Mahmood Al Zarooni for drugging his race horses another bombshell could be set to hit the beleaguered sport.

Trainer Gerard Butler, who runs the Egerton House Stables, has admitted to a British newspaper that he is facing a ban for injecting his thoroughbreds with anabolic steroids to treat injured joints after assurances from veterinary professionals.… Continue Reading...

~40% of needles being exchanged are for steriod users

Tighter laws on steroid imports are helping fuel the labs

The number of underground ‘steroid labs’ in Wales which sell illegal performance-enhancing drugs has risen and is a cause for concern, says Public Health Wales (PHW).

The situation is getting worse because of a new law making it harder to import steroids, health officials have said.… Continue Reading...

Trainer claims more than 100 horses given steroids

Gerard Butler - Trainer

Gerald Butler – Trainer

BRITISH racing lurched back into crisis on Monday as a second Newmarket trainer admitted to 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.… Continue Reading...

Ban steroids in horse racing – globally?

Al Kazeem

Roger Charlton has joined the chorus to ban the use of anabolic steroids worldwide.

The Beckhampton trainer’s comments came after Al Kazeem had won the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown Park on Saturday.

Charlton trained Three Valleys when the colt was disqualified from the Middle Park Stakes in 2003 for failing a test for clenbuterol, a drug used to clear up a lung infection and aid normal breathing.… Continue Reading...

‘Roid Rage is real! And terrifying.

Woman’s steroid rage attack terror at hands of her boyfriend

A steroid-pumped thug launched a shocking attack on his sleeping partner for no apparent reason

Terrified Rachel White woke up in the middle of the night to find her steroid-addled boyfriend strangling and biting her.

Steroid-pumped thug Christopher Anderson launched the shocking attack on his sleeping partner for no apparent reason.

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Steroids used in prison strength competition

Stephen Price

Cons pull out of prison strongman contest over fears they’ll be busted for taking steroids


WEIGHTLIFTING competition cancelled after drug tests puts jail musclemen in the frame for prison punishments for their use of body-building steroids.

A PRISON strongman contest has been cancelled because cons feared they would fail drug tests for steroids.

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THF to announce results of National Survey This Week

AUG. 18, 2005, FILE PHOTO

Anti-steroid crusader Don Hooton to unveil results of study on steroid abuse among teenagers

Hooton will be in New York on Thursday to unveil the results of a national survey funded by the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and his foundation on steroid use among young people.

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Prison focus of steroid probe

A drug task force is investigating illegal steroid use, distribution and manufacture among staff at the Lebanon Correctional Institution state prison, the Dayton Daily News has learned.

Commander John Burke said the investigation by the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force is centered on prison employees, not inmates. No arrests have been made.

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Mahmood al-Zarooni banned eight years in Godolphin steroids case

Mahmood Al Zarooni

Trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni, left, and Simon Crisford, Godolphin racing manager arrive at British Horseracing Authority headquarters on Friday

Mahmood al-Zarooni has been disqualified for eight years by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after admitting administering anabolic steroids to horses in his care.

The Godolphin trainer said he had made a “catastrophic error” in using the banned drugs on a number of runners in his yard, including former Qipco 1,000 Guineas favourite Certify.

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Connection exists between steroid use and mental health problems

A retrospective 30-year follow-up study of former Swedish-elite male athletes in power sports with a past anabolic androgenic steroids use: a focus on mental health

Main Conclusion:  “It is clear that a relationship exists between use of AAS and mental-health problems.”

  1. C Fahlke6

+ Author Affiliations

  1. 1Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health, University of Gothenburg and the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

  2. 2Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  3. 3Department of Pediatrics, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  4. 4Department of Clinical Pharmacology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  5. 5Department of Endocrinology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  6. 6Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ann-Sophie Lindqvist, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Rågården, SU-Östra sjukhuset, S-416 85 Göteborg, Sweden;
  • Received 14 May 2012
  • Revised 6 March 2013
  • Accepted 24 March 2013
  • Published Online First 23 April 2013


Background The knowledge concerning the long-term effect of former anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS)-use on mental health is sparse.

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