Monmouth Reacts to Delaware Stangles Case
Date Posted: 5/27/2005 1:45:53 PM

Edited press release

As a result of a confirmed case of the equine respiratory disease strangles at Delaware Park, horses currently stabled at the Delaware racetrack will not be permitted to ship to Monmouth Park. In addition, and any horse that ships to Delaware from Monmouth will not be permitted to return.

The policy will be reviewed by June 2.

"It's a necessary precaution that is essential for the protection of horses stabled here at Monmouth," said Dennis Dowd, senior
vice president of racing for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. "It's a difficult decision when you're forced to place restrictions on anyone, but paramount to racing is the health of our equine athletes, and we'll take all the necessary precautions to protect those interests."

Monmouth will continue its policy that all shippers must have a valid health certificate.

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