03/03/2016 3:40PM

Payson Park shippers quarantined at Belmont


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Two horses trained by Christophe Clement have been placed in quarantine at Belmont Park and are only allowed to go to the track after the general horse population has trained.

The horses – Width and Renwick – were based at Payson Park and left there by van Sunday, two days prior to the announcement that a case of equine herpesvirus had been discovered at Payson, prompting a 21-day quarantine there.

The horse who tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Payson is not trained by Clement.

The horses Clement shipped to New York will be required to be in isolation for a 21-day period.

Clement said he had sent those horses up to run at Aqueduct, but “as of now, they’re not allowed to do anything.”

Clement also said he had hoped to run Governor Malibu, the winner of the Gander Stakes here on Feb. 6, in next Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby but won’t be allowed to do that because the horse is based at Payson Park.