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  1. HK's Down Under hopes on hold

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer John Moore is awaiting a 'definitive answer' on the status of Melbourne Cox Plate-bound Viva Pataca under the equine standstill orders before rescheduling transport to Australia. Moore cancelled a flight last Sunday for Viva Pataca and Viva Macau after the equine influenza outbreak brought Australian racing to a halt. 'I am worried about ...

  2. Virus checked, now for the PR work

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and healthy. Unlike an influenza, which can spread via airborne droplets of moisture (i.e. sneezing) from infected animals, the spread of EHV has been much more mechanical and direct, reducing ... of the racing industry is vital to Hong Kong The year racing shut down for three months in Hong Kong because of equine influenza 1992 ...

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    Vaccine shortage hits Aussie horses for Champions Mile and QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... due to a shortage of equine influenza vaccine. There are 12 nominations from Australia for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 28 and the Champions Mile on May 5, although confirmation ... stables would be Chris Waller-trained Shoot Out in the Champions Mile and Mike Moroney-trained Glass Harmonium for the QE II Cup. An outbreak of the highly contagious equine influenza shut down ...

  4. Sale puts supply of horses in fewer hands

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... might soon be more apparent as the flow-on effects of equine influenza trickle into view in the final months of the season. Any concentration of ownership of that supply - and Darley is building ...

  5. HK stars rank with the best- but struggle overseas

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... due to Australia's equine influenza, a switch to the Breeders' Cup vetoed by owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun, so it was back to plan A and the Cathay Pacific Internationals. A matter ... but they and the QEII meeting suffered fallout from equine influenza with fewer visitors than usual in some races and a Champions Mile with only one overmatched Japanese guest- a travelling companion for a QEII ...

  6. International sale graduates turning into great money spinners

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell If there's such a thing as a horse sale being too healthy or too successful, then the Hong Kong International Sale probably fits that description after a year when the boutique market went gangbusters. The arrival of equine influenza in Australia in late August meant the HKIS had to be divided into two parts, with northern hemisphere and New Zealand-sourced ...

  7. Australian horse flu threatens headaches for HK

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The equine influenza problem in Australia has not really had an impact on Hong Kong, but the knock-on effect will soon be felt as new stock from Down Under is refused entry. The Jockey Club has struggled to maintain capacity fields this season and the precise reason why is something that new executive director of racing Bill Nader must quickly come to grips with. ...

  8. Pataca seems unable to catch a plane anywhere

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the world's joint-richest turf race- the Sheema Classic. Then there were the equine influenza uncertainties in Australia, which halted the star stayer's Cox Plate campaign in Melbourne, before ...

  9. Moore sets up Pataca for Breeders' Cup tilt

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... then the trip has his approval,' Moore said last night. Moore last week aborted a planned assault on Australia's Cox Plate for the multiple Group One winner in the wake of the equine influenza ...

  10. Moore desperate for Pataca to seize last shot at glory

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in 2007 was stymied by the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia, but the blueprint for that trip will form the schedule for Collection this time around. 'He will have basically the same ...




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