Poppy link to Queen’s horse

THE HORSE feed firm linked to the Queen’s mare Estimate says poppy seeds may have led to the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner testing positive for Morphine.

Dodson and Horrell denies any contamination occurred on its site and confirmed an investigation is underway with a supplier regarding product Alfalfa Oil Plus.

“It appears that any contamination may have come from poppy seeds that occur naturally in the environment,” read a statement from Dodson and Horrell.

The positive test on the Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old does not affect her eligibility to run in the Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood a week today.

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