LONDON – Horse racing in the UK has been canceled until Wednesday over a flare-up of equine influenza.
The English Horseracing Authority said Thursday that no new positive cases have been gotten since it declared late Wednesday evening that three immunized steeds in a functioning hustling yard had this season cold virus. In any case, it included that “no less than three more days are required before it will be conceivable to settle on a choice about whether it is sheltered to continue racing.” That signifies “a full-fledged choice can be made on Monday” on whether races can be held Wednesday.
“This preparatory methodology is expected to guarantee we put the wellbeing of the steed populace and control of the infection first, and keep away from any pointless hazard that may originate from coming back to racing too rapidly,” the BHA said in an announcement.
In 2001, a flare-up of foot-and-mouth sickness cleared out hustling for two months in Britain, prompting the scratch-off of the Cheltenham Festival, which is held each March.