The Thoroughbred Center Reports COVID-19 Positive; Hotwalker Has Recovered, Returned To Work

A hotwalker at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky. tested positive for COVID-19 about three weeks ago, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The woman has since recovered and returned to work, along with a family member who also underwent self-quarantine. Another backstretch employee at Keeneland’s Rice Road barns self-quarantined after a family member […]

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BHA: ‘Best Case Scenario’ Would See 2,000 Guineas Run In June

The British Horseracing Authority’s current plan for the resumption of racing is based on a phased approach, which will allow the sport to transition back to a normal fixture list in a controlled way that is consistent with what is likely to be a gradual easing of Government restrictions. A full range of possible scenarios […]

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Reports Of Animal Cruelty Fall During COVID-19 Pandemic, But Not Because Animals Are Safe

Reports of animal cruelty have gone down during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are forced to stay in their homes or social distance. This isn’t necessarily because the abuse itself has abated, reports The Horse. The decline is most likely because those who would report the abuse or neglect of animals aren’t able to move […]

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How To Prepare For Your Horse’s Care In Case You’re Quarantined

Horse owners are ever aware of the potential for disease outbreaks in their herd and the possibility sick horses might need to be quarantined. But COVID-19 has flipped the equation in the equine world. What happens when a horse owner has to self-quarantine? How can they make sure their horses are properly cared for? “Everybody […]

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American Horses Return From Dubai; Trainers Remain In Isolation

Having arrived safely back in the United States from Dubai, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ 3-year-old Shotski will get some time off as his connections ponder what’s next for the Grade 2 winner. Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry O’Dwyer said Shotski landed in Newark, N.J. Thursday along with other American horses […]

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First EIA Case Of 2020 Confirmed In Texas

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in one horse on a Kleberg County premises on March 16, 2020. This is the first confirmed case of EIA in Texas this year. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC’s requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely […]

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What Happens To Horses If Owners Are Quarantined?

Measures to keep the human coronavirus (COVID-19) in check are ramping up across the nation. While many people have taken precautionary measures for their own health, what can be done to ensure a horse’s care is not compromised if their human counterparts are quarantined? The Horse magazine recently provided a checklist to help owners, managers, […]

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Report: Clasico Del Caribe Runner Supreme Soul Stuck In U.S. Quarantine Stall For 44 Days

Jamaican Group 1 winner and Clasico del Caribe runner Supreme Soul has found himself caught in a loop of international bureaucracy since he ran at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 8. Trainer Anthony Nunez said the horse has been stuck in a U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantine facility in Florida ever since because the Jamaican government […]

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Last Horses Released From EHV-1 Quarantine At Remington

The Equine Disease Communication Center announced Jan. 28 that the final horses under quarantine for EHV-1 at Remington Park have been released. The last group of quarantined horses (three total) completed 14 days with no exposure to EHV-1 positive stablemates, had no symptoms, and had two negative tests seven days apart. The EDCC reports there […]

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