A race that last year served as a key Triple Crown prep, producing Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line, remains “tentatively scheduled” for March 20. 26 for the first time in more than a month as an outbreak of equine herpesvirus appears to have abated. The disease is transmitted through the respiratory tract via nasal secretions, according to the AAEP. As of January 21, Sunland Park will not be allowing any horse on or off its grounds. III) Jan. On Tuesday that number hit 18. “The 5-year-old mare, was probably 10 days ago now, was put down or euthanized by the owner and trainer and veterinarian.
“That horse was immediately put into isolation that horse is no longer allowed to be exposed to other horses. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. New Mexico State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says the virus is a neurological strain that spreads through any kind of contact with an infected horse. “The way this virus is passed is from horse to horse is through their nasal secretions, what comes out of the horse’s nose. If that continues, the quarantine at the track and the nearby Frontera Training Center could be lifted in another week. “Where humans do play a role is in helping to contain it. So we’re asking everyone at the racetrack to stay on top of the bio-security measures that are already in place.
So spraying disinfectant on any surface that a horse has touched or might touch. Shug’s Hope won the sixth race at Sunland Park March 21 and became the first winner for New Mexico stallion Shame On Charlie, a full brother to dual champion filly Indian Blessing.