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Equine Herpesvirus

Thursday Thinktank

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Thursday, 12 April, 2007, 12:00am

132 horses at Jockey Club stables hit by virus

The Jockey Club last night confirmed a contagious virus, assumed to be a strain of equine herpes, is sweeping through the thoroughbred population at Sha Tin, with its latest victim being the world's leading turf sprinter, Absolute Champion.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Punters lose out despite backing winner

The Jockey Club's vaunted place at the head of world betting jurisdictions was looking questionable last night after punters who backed dead-heat winner Choice And Chance at Happy Valley were short-changed by an arcane betting rule designed to protect the club.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Two Sha Tin stables hit by dreaded virus

The dreaded equine herpes virus has hit the Sha Tin stabling complex with more than 60 horses showing signs of the disease.

The Macau Jockey Club stables at Taipa have also been hit by a similar virus.

But Hong Kong Jockey Club officials are confident their vaccination programme will limit both its spread and effects and not seriously damage racing.

27 Apr 2000 - 12:00am