Maryland Trainers Holding Their Breath

For more than a week, Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said he could “see the light at the end of the tunnel” regarding the ongoing battle with equine herpesvirus.

There was some light Feb. 3, when Laurel

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For more than a week, Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said he could “see the light at the end of the tunnel” regarding the ongoing battle with equine herpesvirus.


There was some light Feb. 3, when Laurel Park began accepting horses from previously quarantined Pimlico Race Course, and Feb. 5, when a “hold order” was lifted at the Bowie Training Center.


The MJC accepted the entries of 14 horses from 11 Pimlico trainers for the Feb. 8 racing card at Laurel. And Bowie-based trainer Chris Grove, after learning one of his horses wasn’t infected with the virus, also began entering horses at Laurel.


Pimlico’s barn area, where about 500 horses are stabled, has been under quarantine since Jan. 21

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