Saturday, March 09, 2019

Bahrain: FEI Investigates ‘Illegal Jab’ Video

Horse-canada.com - Full Article

March 8, 2019 | Comments
by: Pippa Cuckson

Prominent figures in Bahrain endurance are being investigated by the FEI following allegations that a top-placed horse in last weekend’s King’s Cup race was illegally injected in the final vet-gate.

It has also emerged that Ahmed Janahi, registered trainer of the horse, was provisionally suspended on Wednesday (March 6th) by the FEI in connection with a prohibited substances offence involving another horse.

The FEI has received a copy of a video which was apparently taken off an official live broadcast from the King’s Cup, Bahrain’s most prestigious endurance race, posing questions why no stewards or judges noticed the incident on the day.

The video has been widely shared on Facebook (see below). It shows several people including Janahi (tall, in black jcket and sunglasses) clustered round Tammam de Lizonne while someone injects him in the neck. The horse went on to return an astonishing heart-rate of 46bpm at the final vet inspection. He placed third under rider Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak al Khalifa, a member of Bahrain’s ruling family...

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