ORC Manager of Veterinary Services Dr. Adam Chambers announced that the restrictions on horses stabled in Barn 3 are lifted. Those horses have rejoined the general populations for purposes of training and racing. In addition, horses NOT stabled in Barn 1 are now allowed to exit Woodbine.

There have been two negative tests for EHV-1 for all horses in Barn 3 and as a result these horses may now train during normal training hours and race. While no horse in Barn 3 had at any time tested positive for EHV-1, the restrictions were initiated as a pony with direct contact with horses in Barn 1 was stabled in Barn 3.

The three horses from Barn 1 that had tested positive for EHV-1 are not allowed to leave their barn. All other Barn 1 horses will be allowed to train on the training track after the track closes to training for all other horses. If there is a second negative test for EHV-1 for all of the horses in Barn 1, their restrictions on racing and training will be lifted on June 26 2013.

After two negative tests for EHV-1 are received, the horses that had been stabled in isolation due to preliminary concerns will be allowed back to their respective barns

Today, the following decisions have been made:

– Barn 1 remains quarantined but may train in a separate training session at the Training Track. A Training Track schedule is attached to the bottom of this email.
– All horses except barn 1 and for-hire ponies may now exit Woodbine as needed, effective immediately.
– Paddock schooling resumes, effective immediately.
– The restriction that for-hire ponies cannot work in the a.m.’s remains in force.
– It is very important that all Biosecurity measures such as footbaths, limit travel between barns, take horse temperatures daily, etc. should all remain in force.


6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – open to all non-quarantine barns
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – harrow break
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – QUARANTINE

6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – open to all non-quarantine barns
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – harrow break
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – turf training
9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – QUARANTINE BARN 1 ONLY

Additionally at this time we have added ½ hour per day to the Main Track schedule for all non-quarantine horses.

The Main Track will close at 10:30 a.m. until further notice.

6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. – training
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – harrow break
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – training

If you have any questions, please contact the Woodbine Race Office.



The ORC will continue to closely monitor the situation and any further developments will be reported.

For more information – or to speak with Dr. Duncan or Dr. Chambers – please call:

416 213-0520