Irish Racing Board Lift UK Equine-Flu Ban

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have lifted the ban on British-trained horses racing in Ireland with immediate effect.

The ban was imposed due to the outbreak of equine flu at Donald McCain’s Cheshire yard last week.

Horses will be allowed race here once trainers can confirm they’ve been vaccinated within eight-weeks of their race.

A decision on a resumption of racing in the UK won’t be known before 10.30 tonight.