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Monday EI Update

There were fears over the weekend that some races horses at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney had contracted equine influenza, but fortunately they have tested negative for the disease. However, there are still at least 60 horses known to be affected, and racing is cancelled in New South Wales and Queensland until next week at the […]

More Racing Cancelled in Australia

Effects of the equine influenza outbreak in Australia are spreading further as more drastic measures are required to contain the disease:

The cost of the shutdown is already in the tens of millions of dollars with the cancellation of race meetings in all states, with the Northern Territory the only place to hold racing today.


Another Reason Not to Shuttle

It’s getting a little coverage in the trade publications in the US, but the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia is already having a major effect on the sport Down Under. Perhaps uniquely, it is affecting both racing and breeding:

Racing officials announced early today that horses from the Centennial Park stables had returned positive […]