Bets off for Britain’s bookies after horse flu outbreak

Horse Racing - Newcastle - Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain - February 8, 2019 General view at the racecourse after the meeting is cancelled following the confirmed outbreak of equine flu Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

LONDON (Reuters) – A shutdown in British horse racing due to an outbreak of equine influenza is costing the bookmaking industry tens of millions of pounds, Betfair said on Friday, and could get much worse if the outbreak is prolonged. Race meetings will be postponed in Britain until at least the middle of next week […]

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