It has been revealed, as it looks now that we are coming to the end of the equine influenza saga that has masked British racing for the last week, that the 22 yards that were remaining in shut down have now been given the all clear.
This comes as great news for racing after six cards were back underway across Britain and Ireland on Wednesday seeing the return of the sport and now and now all yards are clear to have runners again, obviously abiding by the new BHA vaccine rules.
Donald McCain is the only live trainer that is still under lockdown with his yard being the source of the virus that started this endemic in the industry.
(Credit BHA) A statement from the BHA on Wednesday evening said: "All 22 trainers who had runners at Ayr and were awaiting results are now cleared to run after a discussion between the BHA and its vet committee.
"All horses who ran at Ayr returned negative tests and the majority of other horses from those yards were also tested and all found negative."
(Credit Racing Post) David Sykes, BHA director of equine health and welfare, told the Racing Post and added: "In order to ensure that racing can return safely, with the minimum of disruption, we have been working with the Animal Health Trust to process an unprecedented amount of tests. They have analysed more tests in the last five days than they would usually process in a year.
"This has allowed us to build up a good picture of the health of our herd and how effective our control measures have been in containing the spread of the disease, and will assist us in handling any further cases. However, the way we would manage any further outbreaks would depend entirely on the individual circumstances."
Simon Crisford also picked up some great news as results had came back and all four of his horses that were affected by the flu have now all been revealed to be testing negative for the virus.
The yard will now have to undergo more tests to again clear the whole yard and after that they will be able to be removed from the list of establishments considered to be harbouring the virus and get back racing.