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New Biosecurity Measures Introduced To Participants Of Cheltenham Gold Cup



As the six-day shutdown on British racing ends today, new and stricter biosecurity measures are established to avoid an upsurge of equine flu. Now this is something that should be taken into account by trainers who will have runners at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The introduced measures will consist of a declaration form as proof that a temperature check has been accomplished and that the runners show no symptoms of flu. In addition, a horse passport confirming that vaccination has been done within the past six months is also required. Such requirements must be provided to allow horses to be released at a racecourse. Also, the said measures will be implemented for weeks, which might cause tolerable disruption.

While the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) revealed that the sport already lost millions of pounds during the crisis, they said that there were no regrets about the lockdown. The BHA chief executive, Nick Rust also said that the suspension was necessary to fully understand the situation, responding to some trainers’ criticisms.

The BHA has also taken actions to help trainers in getting their runners for the Aintree and Cheltenham Festival. One of these actions included rescheduling of some key races which were suspended last weekend. Rescheduled races will run this coming Friday and Saturday.

Details from this Cheltenham racing news were gathered from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/2019/02/12/grand-national-cheltenham-festival-will-disrupted-equine-flu/. Check out this link for further details.

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