Sports Headlines

News > Sports > Sports Headlines > Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Buckingham Palace says that early indications suggest that the five-year-old filly, Estimate, consumed the substance as a result of contaminated feed. John Warren, the queen's bloodstock and racing adviser, said Tuesday that Estimate's trainer Michael Stoute "is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables." Estimate finished second in this year's Gold Cup. Warren said: "Her Majesty has been informed of the situation."

Sports Headlines

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta has given up a double to Brandon Phillips with one out in the eighth inning,...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division...
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era...