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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 Dazzling Des10/1

2 Ventura Lightning3/1

3 Arriba Arriba16/1

4 Gypsy Traveller40/1

5 Last Date50/1

6 Maurice Dancer18/1

7 Serious Jockin33/1

8 Lady Nectar50/1

9 Moon Power4/1

10 Queen's Order2/9

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1 All For Nothing20/1

2 Ballymacaw9/4

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4 Shadow Seven8/1

5 Clonguile Way25/1

6 Dunbar15/2

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8 Westmead9/2

9 Alianome66/1

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11 Glebe Girl13/2

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7 Quinto7/1

8 Kilmoganny25/1

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1 Busy Street10/1

2 Jabbaar8/1

3 Final16/1

4 Dance King18/1

5 Multellie22/1

6 Asian Angel7/1

7 Doctor Cross12/1

8 Elysian Flame5/1

9 Hereby11/8

tramore Tramore Amusement & Leisure Park Maiden Hurdle2m - £6797 - Yielding (Soft in Places)

1 Mooltazem2/1

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3 Dani's Boy14/1

4 D K Travel66/1

5 Dubheen100/1

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7 Longfordwood Lad20/1

8 Arthur Fonzarelli11/1

9 Double Sixteen50/1

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3 Bazooka40/1

4 Landsman5/1

5 Lovato5/2

6 Monzino250/1

7 River Frost9/2

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1 Champarisi7/2

2 Remember The Days13/2

3 Forewarning8/1

4 Gemini14/1

5 Stormin Norman5/4

6 Valkenburg12/1

7 St Andrews16/1

tramore Frank Gillane Handicap Hurdle (80-95)2m - £6206 - Yielding (Soft in Places)

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2 Tagg's Island9/1

3 Aileens Joy33/1

4 Our Roxane3/1

5 Patrick Joseph25/1

6 Sicario11/2

7 Jessamine8/1

8 Bective Cave13/2

9 Uluru Park18/1

10 Nancy D'Alton22/1

11 That's My Dubai25/1

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TramoreMorris Builders DIY Handicap (45-65)

14Molly Kaye4/1 cf3
21Cliff House4/1
39Attack At Dawn6/1
Winning TrainerS M Duffy
Winning JockeyB M Coen
Runners12 ran
Distances1 1/2 length, Head
Tote Win£5.60
Pl£1.70, £1.90, £2.60

Market RasenLord Bradford Of Drayton Handicap Hurdle

16Wild Sam3/1
28Gris De Pron10/1
33Oksana11/4 f
Winning TrainerI Jardine
Winning JockeyC O'Farrell
Runners10 ran
Distances1 1/2 length, 1/2 length
Tote Win£3.80
Pl£1.40, £2.80, £1.60

BathKingstone Press Apple Cider Handicap

14Sweet Pursuit10/1
21Delagate This Lord7/2
Winning TrainerB R Millman
Winning JockeyFinley Marsh
Runners9 ran
DistancesHead, 1/2 length
Tote Win£10.50
Pl£3.20, £1.60, £2.20

TramoreHibernian Hotel Tramore Handicap

35Cj Cregg7/2
Winning TrainerMark Fahey
Winning JockeyR P Whelan
Runners7 ran
Distances2 1/2 lengths, Neck
Tote Win£4.70
Pl£1.80, £1.60

Market RasenSpeedy Kia Sportage Handicap Hurdle

16Jen's Boy2/1
21Final Choice20/1
38Simply Mani14/1
Winning TrainerN J Henderson
Winning JockeyNico de Boinville
Runners8 ran
Distances5 lengths, 5 lengths
Tote Win£2.40
Pl£1.10, £4.40, £3.10

BathKingstone Press Wild Berry Handicap

14Ragstone Cowboy9/2
22Queen's Soldier5/2
Winning TrainerG L Moore
Winning JockeyS W Kelly
Runners9 ran
Distances3/4 length, 1/2 length
Tote Win£4.60
Pl£1.60, £1.30, £3.60

TramoreStrand Inn Dunmore Handicap (45-65)

13Hit The Rocks20/1
27Aasleagh Fawn4/1
31Magen's Moon4/1 cf3
Winning TrainerEdmond Kent
Winning JockeyRachael Blackmore
Runners13 ran
Distances6 1/2 lengths, 3/4 length
Tote Win£14.80
Pl£2.60, £1.80, £2.30

Market RasenDennis Meech 'Magic Moments' Memorial Handicap Chase

111Gentleman James8/1
25Thomas Blossom40/1
38Hurricane Vic9/1
Winning TrainerMrs Dianne Sayer
Winning JockeyC O'Farrell
Runners10 ran
Distances2 lengths, Neck
Tote Win£10.10
Pl£2.90, £15.80, £2.70