Horse Tests Negative; Penn Quarantine Lifted

One horse at the Pennsylvania track was suspected of having equine herpesvirus.

The quarantine of a barn at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was quickly lifted the afternoon of Jan. 17 when the horse in question tested negative for equine herpesvirus.

Chris McErlean, vice president of racing for track owner Penn National Gaming Inc., said tests were being performed Jan. 17 on samples from the affected horse. The results were returned later that day and came back negative, he said.

McErlean said the barn contains about 45 horses with multiple trainers. Horses were permitted to ship in and out of Penn National pending the results of the test.