Monday 18 February 2019

BHA decision expected today

The ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland during the outbreak of equine influenza has been lifted with immediate effect, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has confirmed. Stock photo: AFP/Getty Images
The ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland during the outbreak of equine influenza has been lifted with immediate effect, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has confirmed. Stock photo: AFP/Getty Images

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

Officials at the British Horseracing Authority are hoping to make a decision today as to whether racing can resume on Wednesday following a six-day shutdown due to equine flu.

The BHA have estimated that upwards of 700 negative tests were processed yesterday and are continuing to work through the thousands of samples sent from stables as the sport seeks a swift return to action.

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