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Quick response vital for BHAPosted on Friday 8th February 2019 @ 11.25

The British Horseracing Authority hopes their quick response will stop equine flu from shutting racing down in Britain for months.

Racing in Britain has been cancelled for six days following confirmation of three positive cases at Donald McCain's yard, meaning there will be no meetings until next Wednesday at the earliest.

There are fears the Cheltenham Festival could be at risk although BHA chief executive Nick Rust feels quick action will prevent the issue being a long-term problem.

Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Rust said: "We've got to get a hold of it quickly. If we play Russian roulette with the evidence we've got, we could have a problem for three to six months - and no one would thank us for that.

"This is a serious form of flu which debilitates horses. The welfare of our horses is really paramount, above all economics. First and foremost, we have no sport without healthy horses."

Rust concedes the BHA do not yet know the full extent of the problem but is confident they have the right plans in place.

He added: "The worst fears are that we don't contain it quickly. But by taking the action we have over the last couple of days - we're effectively locking down the movement of racehorses, instructing trainers to take extra special precautions - we're fairly confident we will manage to restrict it.

"But until we know the complete extent over the next few days of the distribution of the virus, we won't know exactly where we are.

"We have a 'war-room' - we have 20 vets employed at the BHA, forensic investigation, a lab in Newmarket that is processing hundreds of tests now.

"Once we know whether there has been a spread [of the infection] there or not, we will be in a much better position to know where racing is."

Article Posted on Friday 8th February 2019 @ 11.25

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1 Atlanta Ablaze11/4

2 Got Away4/1

3 Drinks Interval4/1

4 Lucca Lady8/1

5 Mrs Lovett14/1

6 My Old Gold7/1

7 Socksy50/1

8 Treackle Tart7/1

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1 Kinks12/1

2 Dazzling Dan9/2

3 Fastman11/1

4 Constant25/1

5 Amplify25/1

6 Revich66/1

7 Princess Power7/1

8 Excelled25/1

9 Topical6/1

10 Moraawed9/4

11 Hafeet Alain22/1

12 Dahawi9/1

13 Ginger Fox14/1

14 Jean Valjean25/1

sandown bet365 Mile (Group 2)1m - £56710 - Good to Firm (Good in Places)

1 Addeybb13/2

2 Beat The Bank9/4

3 Mitchum Swagger50/1

4 Oh This Is Us8/1

5 Regal Reality15/2

6 Sharja Bridge6/4

7 Suedois16/1

8 Zwayyan66/1

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1 Imperial Elysian9/1

2 Temple Man9/1

3 Load Up Time11/4

4 Hello Bertie14/1

5 Another Mattie33/1

6 Fully Booked50/1

7 Eagle Ridge66/1

8 Allduckornodinner15/2

9 Braddan Head40/1

10 Wild Sam9/1

11 Dan Gun10/1

12 Go Guarantor50/1

13 Out For Justice15/2

14 Angel's Envy14/1

15 Permission Granted20/1

16 Rioja Day66/1

doncaster Watch Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap 5f 3y - £5531 - Good

1 Robot Boy20/1

2 Hawaam15/2

3 Zamjar18/1

4 Requinto Dawn8/1

5 Bashiba18/1

6 Desert Ace20/1

7 Signore Piccolo8/1

8 Manshood12/1

9 Tathmeen9/1

10 Boundary Lane14/1

11 Angel Force20/1

12 Nibras Again6/1

13 Secretinthepark12/1

14 Canford Bay2/1

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1 Recon Mission11/1

2 Kurious7/1

3 Oberyn Martell11/1

4 Good Luck Fox11/2

5 Leodis Dream3/1

6 Dancing Warrior14/1

7 Prince of Rome14/1

8 Mutawaffer9/1

9 Reticent Angel18/1

10 Mawde50/1

11 Pass The Gin25/1

12 Michaels Choice12/1

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1 Gold Opera13/2

2 Harry The Viking16/1

3 Teddy Tee12/1

4 Blue Kascade16/1

5 Weststreet8/1

6 Capard King11/2

7 Nakadam25/1

8 Misfits15/2

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10 Calivigny8/1

11 Carrigdhoun9/1

12 Late Date12/1

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2 Stone The Crows28/1

3 Handiwork14/1

4 Stormin Tom28/1

5 Dagueneau11/1

6 Groveman11/4

7 October Storm7/1

8 Carnwennan10/3

9 Arty Campbell40/1

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DoncasterSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Fillies' Novice Stakes

13Archer's Dream16/1
29Tapisserie12/1
32Shades Of Blue1/2 f
Winning TrainerJ R Fanshawe
Winning JockeyGeorge Wood
Runners9 ran
Distances1 1/4 length, Short Head
Tote Win£26.80
Pl£4.70, £3.30, £1.02
EX£275.80
Trifecta
CSF£206.30
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12Count Simon3/1
21Whatmore9/4
36Schiehallion Munro4/1
Winning TrainerG Elliott
Winning JockeyR Johnson
Runners7 ran
Distances3 lengths, 2 lengths
Tote Win£3.80
Pl£1.70, £1.80
EX£11.00
Trifecta£40.10
CSF£10.65
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12Crystal Ocean5/6 f
25Knight To Behold15/2
33Extra Elusive20/1
Winning TrainerSir Michael Stoute
Winning JockeyR L Moore
Runners7 ran
Distances2 1/4 lengths, 3 1/2 lengths
Tote Win£1.50
Pl£1.10, £2.70
EX£8.20
Trifecta£50.10
CSF£7.19
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111Hammer Gun8/1
25Tukhoom8/1
316Abushamah10/1
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Winning JockeyP Mathers
Runners14 ran
DistancesHead, Head
Tote Win£9.00
Pl£3.30, £2.40, £3.00
EX£94.30
Trifecta£1528.00
CSF£69.31
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PerthBalnakeilly Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

16Imada6/1
28Boy's On Tour5/1
35Christmas In April15/8 f
Winning TrainerN G Richards
Winning JockeySean Quinlan
Runners7 ran
DistancesHead, Head
Tote Win£5.00
Pl£2.60, £2.50
EX£21.70
Trifecta£79.60
CSF£33.37
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Sandownbet365 Esher Cup Handicap

11Masaru9/1
27Migration6/1
35Loch Ness Monster16/1
Winning TrainerR Hannon
Winning JockeyR L Moore
Runners10 ran
Distances1/2 length, 1 length
Tote Win£8.80
Pl£2.80, £1.90, £5.20
EX£64.80
Trifecta£1229.30
CSF£62.45
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27Ritchie Valens11/1
33Days Of Glory7/2
Winning TrainerJ H M Gosden
Winning JockeyR Havlin
Runners10 ran
Distances3 1/4 lengths, 4 1/2 lengths
Tote Win£2.20
Pl£1.10, £2.80, £1.60
EX£18.30
Trifecta£125.80
CSF£21.54
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