The Fairview double feature weekend of racing on 26 and 28 October has received a body blow of note with the news that the suspected African Horse Sickness case in the Port Elizabeth area has been confirmed at a laboratory, according to the State Vet in the area.
Cape raiders have dominated the Algoa Cup for many years and have added quality to the line-up. But few are likely to make an appearance after the unfortunate news broke today, with the implications of movement restrictions.
While unknown whether these are related, Justin Snaith has already scratched four entries.
Declarations are due at 11h00 on Monday 22 October.
Tabnews reports that the strain of AHS involved is Type 2, the same strain that was circulating earlier in 2018. The strain 2 cases earlier this year were all confirmed field strains and not vaccine related, so it is unlikely that this one would be vaccine related.
A 40-day movement restriction into the AHS controlled area of the surrounding 30km radius was implemented immediately the suspect case was reported, and will remain in place for a minimum of 40 days.
Fairview Racecourse is one of the properties within the 30km radius. During this time, movement into the AHS controlled area may only occur via Stop Over Quarantine and any applications for such movement should be directed to [email protected]
Direct movement into the AHS controlled area will be re-considered at the end of the 40 day period, which will be on or around 20 November.
Algoa Cup weights
|23||Mac De Lago (AUS)||(7G)||60||101||A||Dan Katz|
|20||Master’s Eye||(7G)||59.5||100||A||Justin Snaith|
|6||Fire In The Belly||(5G)||59||99||AT||Alan Greeff|
|18||$Ngaga (AUS)||(5M)||59||99||BA||Andre Nel|
|16||Stormy Eclipse||(7G)||57.5||96||AT||Tara Laing|
|26||Widow’s Lamp||(4F)||56.5||96||A||Yvette Bremner|
|12||Kimberley Star||(4G)||56||95||AT||Alan Greeff|
|3||Laws Of Succession||(7G)||55.5||92||A||Yvette Bremner|
|1||Magnificent Seven||(4G)||54||91||A||Justin Snaith|
|31||My World||(7G)||53.5||88||A||Tara Laing|
|27||Western Wu||(8G)||53.5||88||CAT||Alan Greeff|
|22||Desert Wisdom||(5G)||53||87||A||Jacques Strydom|
|21||Cape Rebel||(6G)||52||85||A||Tobie Spies|
|17||It Is Written||(8G)||52||85||A||Tara Laing|
|25||Story Of My Life||(5G)||52||85||BAT||Gavin Smith|
|32||$Run Red||(4G)||50.5||84||A||Andre Nel|
|7||Arabian Dynasty||(5G)||50||81||AT||Alan Greeff|
|10||Querari Viking||(5G)||50||81||A||Sharon B Kotzen|
|29||Ballad Of The Sea (AUS)||(4G)||49.5||82||BA||Candice Bass-Robinson|
|2||Fellow Traveller||(5G)||49.5||80||A||Glen Kotzen|
|30||Free Agent||(6G)||49.5||80||BAT||Tara Laing|
|33||Pacific Chestnut||(4G)||49||81||BA||Candice Bass-Robinson|
|22||Jailhouse Rock||Scratched||(4C)||48.5||80||A||Justin Snaith|
|5||$Wild Brier||(6G)||44.5||70||BA||Gavin Smith|
|15||$Captain’s Vista||(6G)||39.5||60||BAT||Emmanuel Kaknis|