A Victorian stable was forced to scratch their weekends runners after a COVI-19 scare.
The stables of Jason Warren suffered a COVID-19 scare after a staff member came into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case on Friday which prompted the stable to take all precautions and scratch their upcoming horses.
“it was advised by the Jason Warren stable on Friday evening that a staff member had been identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive to COVID-19” and that “this staff member works at Mr Warren’s private training facility, does not interact with all staff members at the stable, and has not attended a race meeting for several months”.
“Acting with an abundance of caution and in the best interests of the industry, Mr Warren withdrew his horses from yesterday’s race meetings at Flemington and Moe so that no staff members would be in attendance,” a statement from Racing Victoria said.
Other staff members of the stable have all been tested for COVID-19 with the initial returned results so far being negative.