Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

Darley Boss Says Flu Effects Devastating

Thursday, 6th September 2007

Darley Australia general manager Oliver Tait told Radio Sport 927 the equine influenza virus sweeping NSW has resulted in a "devastating situation" for his stud's breeding operation. Of 22 stallions Darley was planning to stand in NSW & Victoria this season, 17 are still locked in western Sydney's Eastern Creek quarantine facility waiting for a release date. Tait suggested the stallions could be released in early October, but that would depend on NSW Department Of primary Industries permission. Tait summed up: "It depends on how the issue develops over the next few weeks. If we get movement of horses in NSW & the stallions out of quarantine, the impact (on the size of the subsequent foal crop) will not be huge; but if not, there will be massive impact for years to come." Tait emphasised Darley has a "strong commitment to the Australian industry. It (equine influenza) will have a massive financial impact on our enterprise. It will put a dent in our momentum, but we will dust ourselves off & hopefully be stronger for it."

« Previous
Return to
6th September 2007 News
Next »