Uttoxeter are back up and running after Equine Flu outburst


Uttoxeter Racecourse has been awarded an additional fixture following the closure of the racecourse after last week’s outbreak of Equine Influenza.

Over the course of six days, starting on February 7th, 23 fixtures were cancelled after the infection was detected in horses from Donald McCain’s yard, creating a huge lose for Uttoxeter and it’s 16 sister racecourses.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), have announced six additional fixtures following the equine flu outbreak. The fixtures will be set to go ahead between February 20 and February 28.

After a loss of about £1.2 million over the six day period, Uttoxeter’s added fixture is set to resume on Monday 25 February, after the cancellation of last weeks fixture.

It is hoped that Uttoxeter will now be able to host the Midlands Grand National on March 16.

Tickets for the extra fixture at Uttoxeter, will cost £5 in advance and £10 on the day.

To purchase tickets, visit the following website:



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