Last year’s winner Waiting Patiently is one of nine horses in contention for Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase.
Newmarket-based trainer and veterinary surgeon James Tate admits the discovery of four cases of equine influenza in the town is a significant blow to the chances of racing resuming later this week.
Simon Crisford says there is “no obvious connection” between the horses that have tested positive for equine flu at his yard and their stablemate who ran at a potential risk fixture last week.
The British Horseracing Authority has announced four cases of equine influenza have been identified in vaccinated thoroughbreds at the Newmarket yard of trainer Simon Crisford.
Officials at the British Horseracing Authority are planning to make a decision on Monday evening as to whether racing can resume this week following the six-day shutdown due to an outbreak of equine flu.
Jockeys valet Chris Maude fears a suspension of racing for any longer than a week could have dire financial consequences for certain tradesmen.
Former champion jumps trainer Martin Pipe feels racing is unlikely to resume in Britain on Wednesday.
No new negative samples have been found as of yet by the Animal Health Trust as testing for equine influenza continues.
British Horseracing Authority officials have announced no new positive cases of equine influenza – including those from Rebecca Menzies’ yard – have been detected among more than 700 so far processed.
City Island justified his prohibitive odds with a convincing performance in the Connolly’s Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle at Naas.
Leading Flat trainer Marco Botti breathed a sigh of relief when he received the good news his entire of string of 100 horses had been given the all-clear after being tested for equine flu.
Newbury will have to sit tight for as long as it takes before having any idea if any of their major races from the abandoned Betfair Super Saturday meeting can be rescheduled.