Reports: Two Gulfstream Barns Under Quarantine As A Precaution After Filly’s Death

Two barns at Gulfstream Park are under a precautionary quarantine after an accident on the track’s backstretch, according to multiple reports. The Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday morning that a filly escaped handlers Tuesday morning and ran through the barn area for a period of time, entering a barn that she was not stabled in before being caught. She was later found down in her stall Tuesday night and was euthanized.

Because it’s not clear whether the horse suffered some kind of trauma earlier in the day which led to her incapacitation or if she was suffering neurological disease, state animal health officials suggested implementing a quarantine while they await further information.

The filly is undergoing a necropsy on Wednesday, with results expected later in the day. 1/ST Racing chief veterinary officer Dr. Dionne Benson indicated in a statement that further information will be released when those results are received.

Elsewhere in Florida, a large horse show in Ocala is the center of an EHV-1 outbreak with two confirmed cases as of Wednesday. On Tuesday, an EHV-1 case was reported at Laurel Park, resulting in a quarantine of four barns there and a cancellation of the Friday racing card.

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