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Equine flu: BHA to decide on Monday if racing can return on Wednesday

Equine flu: Inside the Newmarket laboratory that detected the outbreak The British Horseracing Authority will make a decision on Monday evening whether racing can resume on Wednesday following an outbreak of equine flu. All racing has been off since Thursday while the BHA tests horses nationwide. Four new positive tests were returned in vaccinated thoroughbreds at the Newmarket yard of flat trainer Simon Crisford on Sunday. The BHA said the decision will be released after 22:30 GMT on Monday to weigh up the most recent evidence. It will take into…

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Yellow makeover to help horses see jumps in BHA trial

A study has shown the orange framework on the right-hand fence is actually seen as a shade of green by horses as in the left image Fences and hurdles in British racing are set for a major makeover after it was discovered horses see the obstacles differently to humans. At present, the framework for the jumps is painted orange but research has shown horses see the colour as a shade of green. Horse racing authorities have now agreed to try fluorescent yellow and white markers to aid visibility. A trial…

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