08/19/2009 11:00PM

Calder barn under quarantine


A barn at Calder Race Course has been placed under quarantine following the death earlier this week of a horse from the stable of trainer Stanley Ersoff.

According to track officials, the unnamed horse was placed under observation last weekend after demonstrating symptoms of a possible neurological disorder. The horse was euthanized on Monday. Tissue samples were sent to the state laboratory in Tallahassee for examination. Results of those tests were expected back either Friday or Saturday.

Until the test results are received, Ersoff's barn has been placed under quarantine by track officials. Other trainers stabled in that barn affected by the quarantine include Steve Budhoo and Jim Hatchett.

All horses residing in the quarantined barn must wait until the general population completes training on the main track at 8:30 a.m. before being allowed to train. In addition, no entries will be accepted from any of the three stables affected until the quarantine has been lifted.