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Equine Flu Update: British Horse Racing to Resume Wednesday

Horse racing in Britain will resume on Wednesday after a six-day shutdown following an outbreak of equine flu. Two scheduled jump racing fixtures will go ahead at Musselburgh and Plumpton, alongside the all-weather fixtures at Southwell and Kempton.
Racing was suspended after three cases of equine flu at Donald McCain's Cheshire stables. Three further cases were later reported at his yard.
A total of 174 racing stables had been placed in lockdown.
Trainers will be assessed before they are given the all-clear to have runners, while five races called off during the shutdown have been rescheduled and Ascot will stage a bumper nine-race card on Saturday.
The Denman Chase, which had been due to feature last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River, and the Betfair Hurdle will be staged at Ascot after Newbury's meeting on 9 February was cancelled.


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