The Maryland Jockey Club was informed this evening by Maryland Point out Veterinarian Dr. Michael Odian, that a horse at Pimlico has tested positive for the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The horse experienced been isolated for 72 hours prior to the constructive examination.
As a result of the positive check, and as a proactive measure to shield the horse inhabitants in the condition of Maryland, horses at this time stabled at Pimlico will not be authorized to ship to Laurel until eventually a entire quarantine is lifted at both houses. Earlier, the two homes experienced been quarantined as one facility. They will now be treated as two independent quarantine zones.
Simply because this will impression the fields for the races which have been now set for this weekend, racing has been cancelled at Laurel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. This conclusion was made in conjunction with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.
We extend our many thanks to the Maryland Racing Commission, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Affiliation, the horsemen at the Maryland Jockey Club and our admirers for their cooperation and knowing through this challenging scenario.
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