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Notice for Ship-In Horses


Arrival at Turfway
All horses shipping in to run at Turfway Park shall be on the grounds and in their proper receiving barn and assigned stall a minimum of four (4 hours) prior to their race time.

All shipped-in horses will be assigned to a certain barn and stall by the stall superintendent or his personnel at the entrance gate.

Veterinary Examination
Trainers of shipped-in horses shall have a responsible person available to present the horse for examination when the veterinarian comes to the barn. Horses will have bandages off and are not to be placed in ice, tubs, leg freeze or other such paraphernalia until after the pre-race exam.

It should be further understood by all trainers that if an entered horse fails to receive a pre-race examination a late scratch may be necessary and the trainer shall be held responsible for this action.
 

Coggins, Health Certificate, and Inoculation

Coggins and Health Certificate: All horses including lead ponies seeking entrance to the stable area shall be accompanied by a current negative Coggins test and be listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) that has been signed and dated by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours before arrival.

Inoculation: Each horse seeking entrance to our stable area shall be vaccinated against Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) by a licensed veterinarian a minimum of 14 days and no more than 120 days before entry into our stable area.

Once a horse receives the initial EHV-1 vaccination, revaccination is required only every 120 days. For example, if the horse were vaccinated in January, he/she would have to be revaccinated again 120 days later. The minimum 14-day vaccine requirement applies to horses that have not been vaccinated for EHV-1 within the previous 120 days.

For each horse, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) shall indicate the date of the horse's vaccination, the specific vaccine product used, the vaccine lot number, and the vaccine expiration date.

Horsemen are asked to maintain a temperature chart on each horse and to report immediately to their veterinarian and to Director of Operations Chip Bach should the rectal temperature of any horse exceed 102 degrees F.