01/21/2016 8:26PM

Horse at Sunland Park tests positive for equine herpesvirus


Sunland Park in New Mexico announced that a Thoroughbred mare tested positive for equine herpesvirus and has been euthanized. It was a case of EHV-4. The track released test results on Thursday and has restricted all horses from shipping in and out of Sunland.

The horse who tested positive was Another Dollar, a 5-year-old. She was claimed for $5,000 on Jan. 9 and was euthanized four days later after becoming ill, according to a release from Sunland. Another Dollar on Jan. 9 rallied from last for fifth in a one-mile race while owned by Mario Alvarez and trained by Roy Marcom Jr. She was claimed out of the race by End Zone Athletics and trainer Karl Broberg.

Another Dollar won four of 34 starts in her career and earned $69,865. She was a Texas-bred by My Golden Song.

“We are taking immediate proactive steps to ensure the safety of all horses on the grounds,” the track said in a release. “As of Jan. 21, Sunland Park will not be allowing any horse on or off its grounds. The restriction will be in place until the environment is confirmed free from EHV.”

A disinfectant program has been completed, according to a release from Sunland. The track has set up a meeting for horsemen at 8 a.m. Mountain on Friday.

Sunland Park plans to race as scheduled on Friday.