Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th

Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.


When the Churchill Downs stable area reopens and starts accepting horses for the April 28-July 8 Spring Meet March 10, Barn 45 will be outfitted as a quarantine and isolation facility for horses that ship from other countries to compete at the Louisville track.


Last fall the barn was retrofitted to serve as a quarantine barn for horses that competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.  The barn contains a 38 stalls, with a firewall that will allow half of the facility to serve horses in quarantine and the other half to meet the needs of horses in isolation.  It will now be equipped year-round for this purpose.


Representatives of Churchill Downs’ racing office and officials with the Kentucky office of the United States Department of Agriculture have been working to ensure that the quarantine facility meets the agency’s regulations

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What do you think: Can pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) be managed by medication alone?
156 votes · 156 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!