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BBC World Service – World Business Report, Equine flu puts the Cheltenham racing festival at risk – BBC News

The UK horse racing industry is in crisis as the sport is closed down to contain the virus.

It is estimated bookmakers are losing millions everyday, as an industry that provides 100,000 jobs has little choice but to quarantine thoroughbred horses, even if they have been vaccinated.

The BBC’s Russell Padmore reports on one of the biggest challenges British racing has ever faced.

(Picture: Horse racing at Cheltenham. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.)

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