11/22/2016 7:12PM

Quarantine lifted at Gulfstream Park


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Gulfstream Park officials announced late Monday that the Florida Department of Agriculture has lifted the quarantine on Barn 5, which had been implemented two weeks earlier after a horse in that barn died and subsequently tested positive for equine herpesvirus.

Track officials said that blood tests taken Sunday on the approximately two dozen horses housed in the barn all returned negative for equine herpesvirus. The barn has been occupied by several trainers who’ve been stabled at the track since the end of the 2016 championship meet.

Horses from Barn 5 had been allowed to train from 10-11 a.m. daily – after regular training hours had ended – since the quarantine was imposed, but were able to train with the rest of the horses when the track opened on Tuesday.  

None of the horses in Barn 5 has been allowed to race during the quarantine. They were eligible to be entered when Saturday and Sunday’s cards were drawn on Tuesday for the final two programs of the 2016 Gulfstream Park West meeting.