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Hawthorne Backstretch Update, Thursday, December 27 - 1:00 PM
Hawthorne Backstretch Update, Thursday, December 27 – 1:00 PM
As we wind down the racing season, many horsemen have been asking when restrictions on the Hawthorne Backstretch will be lifted.
Last week we had a pair of horses which were in quarantine test negative and return to their original barns. We are expecting test results back on 6 more horses that are in quarantine today. Should those horses test negative, they may also return to their barn.
Unfortunately, a horse that was being monitored while in quarantine deceased on December 24. The horse had tested positive for EHV-1 on December 12 and has been transported to University of Illinois for a necropsy.
No additional horses have been moved to quarantine since December 12, thus leaving that as the day the “clock” reset for a possible lifting of the quarantine. That leaves the timeframe as of today for a possible removal of quarantine sometime around January 10.
During the time period until the quarantine is lifted, Dr. Folker will be onsite at times to assist with information and an update regarding an end to the quarantine. Also, if horsemen have any questions, please contact your veterinarian and they can contact Dr. Folker.
Jim Miller – Assistant General Manager, Hawthorne Race Course