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HL * Aga Khan Quits British Jockey Club

Byline: AP

DD 12/03/89

SO Newsday (NDAY)


Section: SPORTS

Page: London

LP * - The Aga Khan, one of the world's leading racehorse owners and breeders, has resigned from Britain's Jockey Club in protest over methods used to test two of his horses for drugs. * In a statement, the Aga Khan said he was quitting membership of the governing body of British horseracing over the "scientific and administrative methods employed by the club and its forensic laboratory."

TX On Friday, the Jockey Club disqualified Rifada from a victory in July because a muscle-relaxing substance was discovered in the horse's system. Trainer Fulke Johnson Houghton was fined $1,200.* The Aga Khan said he had no quarrel with that decision but had "no alternative" but to resign after seven years. Earlier this year, a test on another of his horses, Aliysa - winner of the Epsom Oaks - detected traces of camphor, another banned subtance. The case has yet to be heard, but Aliysa could face disqualification. Exploding Prospect Wins at Hollywood Inglewood, Calif. - Exploding Prospect beat Splurger by two lengths in the $112,300 Affirmed Handicap yesterday at Hollywood Park. The son of Miswaki ran a mile in 1:34 1/5 and paid $10.20 to win.

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