Catterick Racecourse meet cancelled due to equine flu crisis

Catterick Racecourse’s scheduled race meet on Monday has been cancelled due to the national equine flu crisis.

All racing in the country has been called off until Wednesday, February 13 at the earliest.

Catterick racecourse said anyone with pre-booked tickets for Monday’s race meeting will be contacted and will either be refunded in full or alternatively the tickets can be transferred to another fixture.

The public should contact the racecourse office on 01748 811478 or if they have any questions.

The British Horseracing Authority has taken action after three vaccinated horses tested positive for the disease.

Trainer Donald McCain has confirmed the horses came from his Cheshire stables.

Horses from the infected yard raced on Wednesday, potentially exposing a significant number of horses.

Catterick’s next scheduled meet is on February 26 followed by the last national hunt gathering on March 6.

There is then a break until the first flat race on June 17.