UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

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UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:07 am

Suspended for today as a minimum, but this isn't good at all unfortunately as it's the rarer strain which is usually found in North America as opposed to Europe. It has the potential to knock racing out of action completely for many weeks.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... eak/365309" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Rick_Muller » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 am

I heard a representative from the racing community on the radio this morning discussing this. I was alarmed to hear him say...

"If the outbreak spreads it will be very damaging to racing..."

My first thought was about the horses, and their suffering - I know it's not exactly life threatening for the horses but still... Ah well.
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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Same thing happened in Australia last year or the year before. Think the racing was suspended for close on a month

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by DomBFC1882 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:49 pm

Cheltenham round the corner too :?

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by bfcjg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:54 pm

Mass panic in Blackburn with it being so near valentines day and all that entails.
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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by claretblue » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:07 pm

DomBFC1882 wrote:Cheltenham round the corner too :?
canal turn!

:cry:

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:11 pm

Do male horses suffer from it more?
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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:23 pm

https://www.itv.com/racing/bha-concerne ... ted-horses" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by dsr » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:35 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:I heard a representative from the racing community on the radio this morning discussing this. I was alarmed to hear him say...

"If the outbreak spreads it will be very damaging to racing..."

My first thought was about the horses, and their suffering - I know it's not exactly life threatening for the horses but still... Ah well.
85,000 jobs in racing, and three horses are sneezing. Which takes priority? When a football match is cancelled because of a flu epidemic or tummy bug at one of the clubs, my first thought is with me missing a match, not with the suffering of the players.
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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by happyclaret17 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:37 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Do male horses suffer from it more?
.....
no but they complain more :D

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by dandeclaret » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Issue is that this illness spreads quickly, and is very dangerous to mares in pregnancy and foals. It’s peak breeding season for horses, so the movement of these animals will be severely limited. The Australia crisis was 2007 from memory and lasted 4 months. They don’t vaccinate routinely against flu in horses, but Uk, Ireland and France do. Problem is that this strain is infecting even vaccinated horses. Not fun.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Rick_Muller » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:25 pm

dsr wrote:85,000 jobs in racing, and three horses are sneezing. Which takes priority? When a football match is cancelled because of a flu epidemic or tummy bug at one of the clubs, my first thought is with me missing a match, not with the suffering of the players.
I hold my hand up, I hadn't consider that dsr. Still my initial reaction was that he didn't seem to care too much for the horses.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by MACCA » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:40 pm

Don't worry fellow punters, the suspension won't be furlong.
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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:04 pm

Suspension extended until at least next Wednesday

https://www.racingtv.com/news/equine-fl ... -next-week" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by evensteadiereddie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:38 pm

It's not to be sneezed at....

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Vino blanco » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:07 pm

I've just seen the symptoms on SSN: I think I've got it.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by evensteadiereddie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:18 pm

Are you "hoarse"......

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by MACCA » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:29 pm

Vino blanco wrote:I've just seen the symptoms on SSN: I think I've got it.
Get to the doctors, You don't want to be saddled with that over the weekend!

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by AuntSally » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:29 pm

The horses will be fine after they've had a nap

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:57 pm

The first murmurings on the news at 10 from the BHA that The Cheltenham Festival could possibly be affected

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 pm

Lemsips all round then

http://www.horsedeathwatch.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by tybfc » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:54 pm

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:The first murmurings on the news at 10 from the BHA that The Cheltenham Festival could possibly be affected
It was the first thing that I thought this morning.

It will cost the racing world and those who benefit from it millions of pounds if Cheltenham is abandoned.

But let's hope they can sort the problem out asap and stop it spreading but I suspect it may be too late.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Goobs » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 am

MACCA wrote:Get to the doctors, You don't want to be saddled with that over the weekend!
Aye that would be a bit of a mare

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Dyched » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:23 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:Lemsips all round then

http://www.horsedeathwatch.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Wow. I didn’t expect that many so often. I’m generally shocked by that.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 am

Record attendances at dog tracks?

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by BennyD » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:05 pm

Who cares?

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by bfcjg » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:13 pm

Owen Coyle spotted coughing and spluttering.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by happyclaret17 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:33 pm

as posted on cheltenham thread
Bookies have priced up the possible extent of the equine flu outbreak on UK meetings.

In light of the news that there was evidence of an equine influenza outbreak late on Wednesday night, four UK meetings were cancelled on Thursday with more set to follow in the coming days.

Now the question lies with when horse racing is likely to return in the UK, amidst uncertainty surrounding the severity of the outbreak at this stage.

Bookies have ‘Before 18th February’ priced as their most likely outcome at 1/5. This implies an 83.3% chance racing returns within the next two weeks. However, some high-profile races this coming weekend are likely to be affected, including the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

In the event that the outbreak is severe, the possibility of UK racing being cancelled until 1st March or after is priced at 5/1.

This instance would see the highlights of the season, Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National, possibly affected. Bookies see this as unlikely at this stage, implying a 16.7% chance of that outcome.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: "Although the influenza outbreak could have severe effects across the UK and Ireland, fears that Cheltenham could be under threat may be slightly allayed with the short prices on offer."

"The immediate concerns will be around the welfare of scores of UK-based horses, but with major meetings already under threat this weekend, trainers and owners will hope the precautionary actions have been effective."

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by Royboyclaret » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 pm

Four new cases of equine flu reported this evening at Simon Crisford's yard in Newmarket, so not looking good for an immediate resumption of racing.

Not sure if Crisford has had any recent runners at any of our all-weather flat tracks, but he certainly has at the recent Dubai carnival.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by basil6345789 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:23 pm

Big problem for Rovers.

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Re: UK Racing Suspended Due To Equine Influenza Outbreak

Post by happyclaret17 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:57 am

racing resumes tomorrow ( wednesday )

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