115 Yards Sent Into Lock Down As BHA Aims To Contain Virus

The BHA have announced on Thursday afternoon that more than 100 yards have been sent into lock down in an attempt to try and stop the spread of the equine influenza.

115 yards overall may have suffered from coming into contact with the three possibly infected horses from Ludlow and Ayr on Wednesday or from Wolverhampton on Monday where Donald McCain had runners.

The stables involved with have there entire string will be tested on Friday and some of the yards included are leading trainers Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Jonjo O'Neill which will be sure to see a lack of racing across Britain during the coming days.

No declarations for runners will be accepted from the trainers involved in this investigation until all horses have been given the all-clear.

The BHA did state on Thursday that they were doing their best to get in touch with all trainers that could possibly be affected by this disease in order to let them know about the precautions they will need to take and under no circumstances to move there horses.

Veterinary samples are set to be taken from all the horses on the premises of the yards that are in lockdown and they will all be sent on Friday to the Animal Health Trust.

This equine influenza has seen all four meetings in Britain cancelled for Thursday with racing scheduled for Friday to be announced later by the regulatory body if it is still to go ahead or not with the outcome not looking lightly off the back of these lockdowns.

If racing did take place in the next 48 hours it would be missing runners from all of these 115 yards that may have been prone to the virus and they will not be allowed to declare runners until the test results are officially revealed.

Nicholls and Henderson

Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls both sent runners to Ludlow on Wednesday meaning that there plans to field some of there stable stars at this weekends meetings in Graded contests at Newbury and Warwick are likely not to happen.

Both trainers have smart horses that were set to run in what was supposed to be there last runs in preparation before the Cheltenham festival which is now less than five weeks away.

(Credit BHA) According to the BHA: "Trainers whose horses may have come into contact with affected horses will be contacted on Thursday and will need to quarantine all horses in the yard.

"This means that these horses must have no contact with any other equines until restrictions are lifted. This is likely to be until samples have been taken from horses and negative test results received."

Jonjo O'Neill was another trainer that was contacted by the BHA in regards to his stable going into lockdown after having some of his horses run at Ludlow and Ayr.

The Gold Cup winning trainer thinks it would be unfair for the yards not involved, who did not have runners on Wednesday to race while others are kept under lockdown.

(Credit Racing Post) The trainer said: "We've received an email saying were are shut down until all the horses here have been tested, which is around 110 at the moment.

“We had two runners at Ludlow and they came back fine. We did move them to the other yard for isolation but to no avail. I hope they don't continue racing in the meantime as it's unfair to us."

Free Bets & Offers


🔸 BET £10 ON TODAYS RACING & GET £30 FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS! 🔸
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
🔥 ✅ BET £10 & GET £60 IN FREE BETS! ✅ 🔥
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+). First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🚀 £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU PLACE A £5 BET 🚀
New customers only. First single & e/w bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets exclude virtuals. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further t&cs apply. 18+. Begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 BET £10 ON ANY RACE TODAY & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 🏇🏼
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus
⚽️ UP TO £50 MONEY BACK AS CASH IF ANY OF YOUR FIRST 5X £10 FOOTBALL BETS LOSE ⚽️
Place 5x£10 Single Sportsbook bets on any Football market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs) between the 18th and 31st January, and get money back as Cash if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔴 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS! ⚫️
New customers only. Place a £10 fixed odds bet min odds 1/2, 2 x £10 free bets & 2x free spread bets. Free bets awarded on consecutive days. Full t&c’s apply.
Claim Bonus

🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses! 🏆
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 ON ANY SPORT & GET £20 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 free bets valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Bet £10 & Get £50 in free bets! 🟡
Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🤩 BET £10 AT MANSION BET AND GET A £10 FREE BET 🤩
New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet vaild for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&C’s apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus