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African Horse Sickness
Thailand Hit by African Horse Sickness, 42 Horses Dead

posted on  |  01-04-20

An outbreak of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in Thailand has caused at least 42 horse deaths out of 62 cases as of March 30, according to Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF) reports. In response, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has suspended the country’s AHS-free zone status. Definitively identified by Thai...

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Royal Ascot
How rival racing jurisdictions affect Hong Kong during Covid-19 crisis

posted on  |  01-04-20

Like most industries, racing around the globe is in a precarious position as everyone tries to navigate the chaos caused by the coronavirus. It has held up better than most sports because of its nature – it doesn’t need spectators to be profitable as the lifeblood of racing is betting and people can do that remotely from...

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Harness Racing Victoria
Harness racing suspended in Victoria after positive COVID-19 test

posted on  |  01-04-20

Harness racing is suspended indefinitely in Victoria after NSW counterparts confirmed a participant has tested positive COVID-19. The affected person worked at the Penrith meeting last Thursday night after coming into contact with a person outside the industry who subsequently tested positive to the coronavirus. Following its own...

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Start of Race
Racing Victoria caps field sizes in COVID-19 measure

posted on  |  01-04-20

Racing Victoria has capped field sizes at both city and country meetings in the organisation’s latest measure to keep racing through the COVID-19 crisis. City fields will be restricted to a maximum of 14 runners with no more than 12 horses allowed in country races from Friday. Field limits for black type and feature races could...

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Mackay Turf Club
Trainer caught in possession of alleged alkalising equipment

posted on  |  01-04-20

A Queensland trainer had three of his horses scratched at Mackay on Tuesday after he was found in possession of equipment allegedly capable of adminstering alkalising agents. Queensland Racing Integrity Commisssion (QRIC) Stewards commenced an inquiry into the Mackay-based trainer following an inspection of his property on the...

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Horse racing no entry
Industry group release plan for dealing with impact and aftermath of shutdown

posted on  |  01-04-20

The industry group responding to the impact of the Coronavirus on horseracing in Britain released an operational plan on Monday, detailing the conditions required for racing to resume in Britain, which is planned for May 1. The ten-page plan, released on the BHA website, says that racing will "almost certainly" resume...

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IHRB
Irish Horse Racing Board announce 2019 Integrity Racing Statistics

posted on  |  01-04-20

THERE was a 78% increase in whip-related penalties in Irish racing last year. The increase was revealed today by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in its integrity statistics for 2019. Denis Egan, chief executive of the IHRB, said: “This is as a result of the new more stringent whip rules which were introduced in April...

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California Horse Racing Board
California Horse Racing Board No Lasix For California 2-Year-Olds This Year

posted on  |  01-04-20

At a lengthy teleconference meeting held Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board approved rule language that would prohibit the administration of furosemide in 2-year-olds beginning this year. The move comes as part of a desire outlined by the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition (of which The Stronach Group and Del Mar are members) to...

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Culicoides imocola
Stop moving horses Thai officials work to stop spread of African horse sickness

posted on  |  01-04-20

Thai equestrian officials are imploring owners to stop moving horses following confirmation of an outbreak of deadly African horse sickness in the country’s northeast. The Thailand Equestrian Federation says there appear to be individuals who don’t understand the need for restrictions around horse movements. Such unlawful...

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Horse Thailand
Deadly virus kills 42 racehorses in Korat Thailand

posted on  |  31-03-20

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: At least 42 racehorses have died of what a veterinarian suspects are the first cases of African horse sickness in the country. The dead animals were found during an inspection of barns in Pak Chong district, said Pasawee Somjai, a veterinarian with the provincial office of the Department of Livestock...

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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities  worldwide.

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