Australian Equine Influenza Outbreak

Club seeks ways to beat horse flu impact on HK

Jockey Club officials are hopeful the Australian equine influenza outbreak will not effect its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races showpiece in December, but are resigned to an impact on bread-and-butter racing.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2007, 12:00am

Horse flu ruins HK hopes

The horse flu that has brought racing in Australia to a standstill is also threatening the country's Olympic hopes. With horses in quarantine and events cancelled, riders will be hard pressed to qualify for the equestrian events in Hong Kong.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Virus ends Pataca's Aussie adventure

Calling off the trip is common sense, says Moore

The W.S. Cox Plate dream of John Moore ended before it had begun after the trainer abandoned Melbourne campaigns for Viva Pataca and Viva Macau as the equine influenza outbreak in Australia escalated.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Horse flu halts Australian racing

Horse racing and equestrian events have been shut down throughout Australia as officials battle to contain an outbreak of equine influenza.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Club winning virus battle

Measures to contain an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV) appear to be working after the Jockey Club reported no new cases yesterday.

On Monday, the club's chief vet, Brian Stewart, said the number of horses that had exhibited symptoms of the disease had risen to 132 - 11 per cent of the racehorse population - since February 10 when the outbreak was first announced.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am