Equine herpesvirus positive at Laurel Park

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According to multiple horsemen, there was a positive test for the equine herpesvirus at Laurel Park on Friday.

Track officials did not immediately respond to voice or text messages Friday night, but the reported positive could affect this weekend's races.

The Saturday card has already lost five horses stabled at Belmont Park due to an ongoing quarantine for the equine herpesvirus at that track.

http://www.drf.com/news/equine-herpesvi ... aurel-park
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The horse folks on the Eastern seaboard just can not catch a break. :(
After enduring weeks of Siberian weather, they now have to worry about EHV-1 positives at two of the major tracks.
Anyone who hoped to escape winter with their horses may have to stay put until the quarantines are over.
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14 New York horses to be scratched from Winter Carnival card
The quarantine of a Belmont Park barn Friday due to a suspected case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy will result in the scratches of 14 New York-based horses entered to race on the six-stakes Winter Carnival program Saturday at Laurel Park.

At 8:30 p.m. Friday, The Maryland Jockey Club sent out a group text announcement stating that horses stabled at Belmont or Aqueduct will not be allowed to enter the grounds of Laurel and Pimlico until further notice. Horses from Laurel or Pimlico who ship to New York to race will not be allowed to return to an MJC track.

The Tom Albertrani-trained filly Ladies Day was euthanized late this morning at Belmont. Ladies Day had spiked a fever Monday at Belmont and then again on Thursday. She had been unable to stand since Thursday night.

Her medical test results, which are expected to confirm that she had EMH, will likely come back Friday night or Saturday. Equine herpes myeloencephalopathy is the neurological strain of the equine herpesvirus, which can lead to paralysis, seizures, and sometimes death.

The Laurel ban is stronger than the one put in place in January when a horse at Belmont tested positive for EVH1, the less severe strain of the equine herpesvirus. That horse, trained by Linda Rice, had a fever but did not display any of the physical symptoms of EHM...

The 14 horses who will be scratched from Laurel's Saturday card if Ladies Day's tests show she was positive for the equine herpesvirus are:

Race 1 - Fortunate Queen
Race 4 - Delta Outlaw
John B. Campbell, race 5 - Turco Bravo
Maryland Racing Me, race 7 - Bishop's Pond, Felini, Just Got It, and Not Taken
Wide Country, race 8 - Fools Gold
General George, race 9 - Do Share and Great Stuff
Barbara Fritchie, race 10 - Bishop's Pond, Boule, Divine Miss Grey, Highway Star, and Quezon

Bishop's Pond was cross-entered in the Fritchie and Maryland Racing Media Stakes. Trainer Rodrigo Ubillo said Friday morning that Highway Star would be scratched from the Fritchie because his regular rider was not available and due to expected wet track conditions.
http://www.drf.com/news/14-new-york-hor ... nival-card
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