Horse racing canceled in Britain over equine flu outbreak

Horse racing canceled in Britain over equine flu outbreak

This means that The Queen's horse, No Trumps, will no longer race at Lingfield next Tuesday.

Horse racing has been canceled in Britain until Wednesday Feb. 13.at the earliest, due to an equine flu outbreak.

The British Horseracing Authority said that no new positive cases have been received since it announced early Thursday (NZT) that three vaccinated horses in an active racing yard had flu.

"Just think what might happen how rapidly that could go through the horse population".

The Cheltenham Festival is a favourite occasion of some members of The Royal Family, including the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall who attend most years.

Yards potentially exposed have been urged to ensure appropriate quarantine and biosecurity measures are in place and horse movements restricted to avoid possible further spread of the disease.

The Animal Health Trust are working alongside the racing industry on the matter and a further update is expected later on Thursday.

Erring on the side of caution isn't the most popular move but the decision to immediately cancel racing at Huntingdon, Doncaster, Ffos Las and Chelmsford yesterday is to be admired in an attempt to the nip the problem in the bud.

New Zealand 158 for eight in second T20 against India
This ended a 77-run partnership with Ross Taylor that was key in reviving the home side's innings. Indian captain Rohit Sharma led the way as they levelled the Twenty20 series.

Philadelphia 76ers trade Markelle Fultz to Orlando Magic
Simmons is a wing renowned for his defense, a quality the Sixers have been desperately searching for off the bench. He dealt with either the yips or a shoulder injury, depending on what you choose to believe.

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel fear Verstappen most, say Red Bull
The Frenchmen has been promoted to Red Bull for the 2019 season as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement, following his shock move to Renault . "He's just more worldly, more experienced".

All racecourses that have had a McCain runner over the last three days have been requested to carry out a "deep clean" of their premises. Horses remain infectious for about a week. BHA procedures state that a racecourse can not race for at least four days following a deep clean having taken place.

Horses from the infected yard competed at Ayr and Ludlow on Wednesday, potentially exposing others from yards across the country and in Ireland, the BHA said in a statement. Labour MP Conor McGinn called on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to work with the racing industry on the issue as a priority during business questions to the Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom.

Potential risks are magnified given the amount of Irish runners overseas in recent days which could have come in contact with equine influenza.

Meanwhile, Donald McCain has confirmed that the three cases previously detailed came from his yard in Cheshire.

The virus can also be physically carried on equipment and vehicles.

The decision that British horses should be barred from entering Irish races was deemed "a prudent step in the short term" by the IHRB's Dr Lynn Hillyer as the risk to disease in Irish thoroughbreds was unchanged.

Equine flu is caused by a strain of the Influenza A virus, which infects both humans and animals.

A spokesperson for Defra said: "The disease is not notifiable in the United Kingdom and there's no public health risk".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

McDowell well placed at the Pebble Beach Pro
South Korean Kim Si-woo had the best score at Pebble, a 66, while American Cody Gribble was best at Spyglass, also 66. Everyone in the field plays each of the three courses, before the cut is made for the final round at Pebble.

Bucks’ Giannis selects teammate Middleton for NBA All-Star roster
Antetokounmpo drafted Ben Simmons , much to James' dismay, but they agreed to work out a trade after the draft was complete. Doing it live was not feasible since James and the Lakers were playing Thursday night in Boston.

New Orleans Pelicans trade Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee Bucks
Originally drafted by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick in 2015, Johnson's entry-level contract expires in 2020. A report says the Milwaukee Bucks will be getting a key member of the New Orleans Pelicans .

Australian U-23 team boycotts Thailand over al-Araibi storm
But they were detained immediately when they landed at Bangkok's Airport in response to an Interpol "red notice". His move means that a trial will be held to determine whether the Thai authorities will send him to Bahrain.

Korean boy band BTS to appear at Grammy Awards
The songwriter replaced James Corden, who has been the event's host for the past two years. They debuted in 2013, and they are now conquering the music scene all over the globe.

New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere
The cases, which were announced Monday, include three in the Houston area, one in Galveston County and one in Montgomery County. The health department said they are taking all precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Body found in English Channel ID'd as Emiliano Sala
It comes after Nantes had opened legal proceedings against Cardiff over the payment of the transfer fee. Dorset Police said the families of Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson had been informed.

Ronan Farrow says National Enquirer tried to blackmail him too
He owns the Washington Post , which has written critical stories about Trump, who counts Pecker as a close ally. Bezos's long-time security consultant to describe photos the Enquirer "obtained during our newsgathering".

Joy Behar Under Fire After Photo of Her in Blackface Resurfaces
Behar, in the clip, says she was 29 in the photo and dressed as a "beautiful African woman" to attend a Halloween party. After Behar explained it was a costume , Raven-Symoné wanted to know if she had applied "tanning lotion" to her skin.

Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes 'Amazing' Recovery at Montana Animal Clinic
The clinic said there were some signs of injury and they believe she couldn't get to her "warm spot". Dr Clark said Fluffy was three years old and had always lived outdoors.

Windies cricket boss slams 'crippling' Holder ban
That clinched the series 2-0, the West Indies' first against England in 10 years. Retired Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne also weighed in.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel
The government can take an equity stake in Green New Deal projects "so the public gets a return on its investment", she added. Ocasio-Cortez told NPR she had "no problem" saying that such an overhaul would be require "massive government intervention".

Terry Crews Defends Liam Neeson After Controversial Comments
I'm a fairly intelligent guy and that's why it kind of shocked me when it came down to Earth after having these terrible feelings. It was a man? He said: "I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out". "I did seek help".

Haas Unveils VF-19 Formula 1 Car And Brand New Livery
Steiner added: "I have confidence again we have got a solid vehicle and I don't see anything bad coming for us". Team boss Steiner added that Storey's ambition was commendable, commenting: "I think you have to try hard".

Trump uses State of Union to warn Democrats about 'ridiculous' probes
Also, GOP legislators are urging the President to back away from his dramatic threat to build a wall via his orders to agencies. Foreign policy and his trade agenda are also likely to come up as discussion points, said Panagopoulos.

Other news