Equine flu crisis: biggest shutdown since foot and mouth hits horse racing

• All horse races in Britain cancelled until Wednesday at earliest
• More than 100 yards being tested as sport reels from outbreak

All race meetings in Britain have been cancelled until next Wednesday at the earliest while the sport’s governing body awaits test results from more than 100 stables that could have been exposed to equine influenza.

Donald McCain’s yard in Cheshire, where three cases of equine influenza in vaccinated horses were confirmed on Wednesday evening, sent a single runner to meetings in Ayr and Ludlow earlier that day, potentially exposing many more horses to the disease.

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Source: The Guardian
Equine flu crisis: biggest shutdown since foot and mouth hits horse racing