Equine Flu Threatens Cheltenham Festival

Written 2 weeks ago by Midlands Sport


There are fears about next month’s Cheltenham Festival following the outbreak of equine flu.

All UK race meets have been cancelled until Wednesday and hundreds of horses are being tested.

It is the biggest disruption since the foot and mouth crisis of 2001, when Cheltenham was cancelled.

Mark Costelloe is General Manager of the Irish Field: