By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:09 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 01:44 BST, 4 October 2020
The Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe was thrown into chaos with trainer Aidan O’Brien forced to withdraw his four runners after they were caught up in a drama surrounding contaminated feed.
O’Brien pulled out Grand Prix de Paris winner Mogul, Derby winner Serpentine, plus their stablemates Sovereign and Japan in a move which not only significantly weakened the opposition to hot favourite Enable in her bid to win an historic third Arc but also dramatically changed the tactical make-up of the race.
O’Brien said that horses also entered in races on the Arc card trained by his sons Donnacha and Joseph would also be withdrawn.
Aidan O'Brien was due to field Japan, Sovereign, Mogul and Serpentine (above) on Sunday
But O’Brien was forced to withdraw his four runners after they were caught up in a drama surrounding contaminated feed
O’Brien’s team is one of the stables that have been affected by some feed products from the Irish firm Gain Equine Nutrition being contaminated with Zilpaterol, which is unlicensed in Europe but used in the US to promote weight gain, mainly in cattle.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
His two runners