Three Victorian stables have been forced into lockdown after a horse at Moonee Valley raced with strangles.
The Danielle Loos trained Naval Envoy raced at The Valley on Sunday with strangles which has caused three stables to go into full lockdown with two others on high alert.
Naval Envoy was tested on Wednesday afternoon revealing a low-level reading for the disease which was originally though to just be a small abscess.
“The stewards and vets have been to Geelong. There will be a stable return issued this morning,” RV chairman of stewards Robert Cram said.
“Danielle Loos’ stable has been quarantined but racing will continue tomorrow. The horse travelled in its own float to Moonee Valley Racecourse.
“The two horses either side (at The Valley), we have located those horses and the stables and they have been notified and are on alert to be observant with their horses to see if there’s an increase in temperature or bacterial symptoms.
“It’s very unlikely that it was transferred at the racecourse, was the initial advice.”