Jockey Luke Nolen and Black Caviar in action at Royal Ascot.
Jockey Luke Nolen and Black Caviar in action at Royal Ascot. Getty Images

Moody rejects rumours Black Caviar was ever on steroids

TRAINER Peter Moody has rejected suggestions champion mare Black Caviar may have been treated with steroids ahead of her win in last year's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

British racing authorities have refused to release a form which would clarify if Black Caviar had been given steroids, a move that prompted British trainer Roger Charlton to ask via Twitter whether the mare had been "treated with anabolic steroids during her career".

Trainers of overseas horses must complete a form before their charges can run in Britain, detailing any steroid treatment.

The British Horseracing Authority's Will Lambe said, "There is no evidence to suggest horses trained from outside Britain competing in this country have done so with the benefit of anabolic steroids."

Moody yesterday denied the champion, who was tested twice while in Britain, had been treated with steroids.

Fellow trainer Lee Freedman, whose mare Miss Andretti won the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2007, tweeted: "Some Brits need to pipe down re Aussie horses at Ascot and not tar all. My Ascot winner was never given steroids."


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