Keeneland Requiring Health Certificate for Horses
Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:28 PM
Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:28 PM
Keeneland, which opens for its spring meet April 4, is requiring all horses that enter the grounds to have a health certificate written within 72 hours of arrival.
River Downs in Ohio implemented a similar policy in the wake of the detection of equineherpes virus at Turfway Park in mid-March. The virus was contained through quarantine procedures, and horses in the affected barn are already back in training under some restriction.
All health certificates for Keeneland-bound horses must list the horse's temperature. In addition, trainers with horses being tested post-race must provide their own wash buckets and sponges at the detention barn. Water buckets will be provided.
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