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07 February 2019 14:31

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Horse racing meetings in Britain all CANCELLED after disease outbreak

Barcelona and Real Madrid drew 1-1 at the Nou Camp, meaning their Copa del Rey semi-final remains in the balance ahead of the second leg in the Spanish capital. With form in the Copa del Rey so far, he will look to provide a goal threat once again at the Camp Nou EPA 1/12 Barcelona vs Real Madrid combined XI Who makes it into our combined XI of Barcelona and Real Madrid players? EPA 2/12 Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona) The German has made a number of fabulous saves during the course of season, most notably against Sevilla in October, and with Jasper Cillessen out injured, Barca will need their no.1 to carry his fine La Liga form into his first Copa del Rey appearance of the season EPA 3/12 Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) The 27-year-old has become one of Madrid's most consistent performers in recent years, and with the inconsistent Sergio Roberto and Nelson Semedo his challengers from Barcelona, Carvajal gets the nod here ahead of the inexperienced Alvaro Odriozola Getty Images 4/12 Gerard Pique (Barcelona) Pique has proved to be a solid rock for the Catalan giants in a season which has seen Ernesto Valverde forced into making a number of changes at the back through injuries and suspensions. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) made the decision on Wednesday night after the Animal Health Trust confirmed three positives tests from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard. In a statement, the BHA reported horses from the infected yard raced on Wednesday at Ayr and Ludlow, adding identification of the virus in vaccinated animals presented a "cause for significant concern".

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Racing cancelled in UK after equine flu outbreak

The BHA statement added: "The action to cancel racing has been viewed as necessary in order to restrict, as far as possible, the risk of further spread of the disease. The governing body's statement added: "The BHA is presently communicating with yards potentially exposed to ensure appropriate quarantine and biosecurity measures are put in place and horse movements restricted to avoid possible further spread of the disease. The decision by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) comes after three vaccinated horses in an active yard tested positive for the disease. The British Horseracing Authority said: "The fact that the cases have been identified in vaccinated horses presents a cause for significant concern over welfare and the potential spread of the disease and the action to cancel racing has been viewed as necessary in order to restrict, as far as possible, the risk of further spread of the disease," the BHA said in a statement. That potentially exposed others from yards across the country and in Ireland, the BHA said in a statement.

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"The fact that the cases have been identified in vaccinated horses presents a cause for significant concern over welfare and the potential spread of the disease and the action to cancel racing has been viewed as necessary in order to restrict, as far as possible, the risk of further spread of the disease," the BHA said in a statement. There will be no racing in the UK today after three confirmed cases of equine influenza were reported to the British Horseracing Authority. "The outbreak at the infected yard follows the identification of a number of equine influenza cases across Europe and the UK, including several in vaccinated horses. All horse racing at British racecourses has been cancelled today due to an outbreak of equine flu in the UK. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) made the decision yesterday after the Animal Health Trust confirmed three vaccinated horses tested positive in an active racing yard.

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The horses from the infected yard had raced earlier on Wednesday at Ayr and Ludlow, potentially spreading the disease to other horses across the country and in Ireland. The BHA said in a statement that the identification of the virus in vaccinated horses was a "cause for significant concern". The statement read: "The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), with unanimous support of the BHA's industry veterinary committee, has taken the decision to cancel racing at all British racecourses on Thursday 7 February 2019. "This is following the BHA being informed this evening by the Animal Health Trust of three confirmed Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard. "The fact that the cases have been identified in vaccinated horses presents a cause for significant concern over welfare and the potential spread of the disease and the action to cancel racing has been viewed as necessary in order to restrict, as far as possible, the risk of further spread of the disease.

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Horse racing cancelled: There has been an outbreak of equine flu "The BHA is presently communicating with yards potentially exposed to ensure appropriate quarantine and biosecurity measures are put in place and horse movements restricted to avoid possible further spread of the disease. More than half of British households are set to see an increase in the cost of energy in April after the regulator, Ofgem, raised price caps. "We can assure these customers that they remain protected from being overcharged for their energy and that these increases are only due to actual rises in energy costs, rather than excess charges from supplier profiteering," said Dermot Nolan, chief executive of Ofgem. Ofgem sets a cap on the unit price of energy for electricity and gas, and a maximum standing charge. Ofgem said this price limit meant households typically saved £76 a year on what they would have been charged without the cap.

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The regulator considered the costs faced by suppliers in the six months to the end of January when setting the new cap for April. About £74 of the £117 increase in the default tariff cap is due to higher wholesale energy costs, it said, with costs of transporting energy and environmental costs also rising for suppliers. Alex Neill, from consumer group Which?, said: "This eye-watering increase to the price cap will be a shock to the system for people who thought that it would protect them from rising bills." But Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, which represents suppliers, said that energy companies were facing "drastically rising costs" which were outside their direct control so it was correct for Ofgem to reflect that when setting the cap. Ofgem and consumer groups say switching could save a typical household £200 a year, although this differential has narrowed from about £300, partly as a result of price bunching after the cap was introduced.

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