Super Corinto was targeting the Pegasus World Cup (Coglianese)
In a statement shared on Jan. 22, Gulfstream Park confirmed the identification of EHV (Equine Herpesvirus) in one horse on the grounds. The statement reads:
“On January 21, Gulfstream Park identified a horse who was displaying signs of EHV. That horse was immediately transferred to Rood & Riddle Veterinary Hospital in Wellington, Fla. and the affected Barn 21 was placed in immediate quarantine. Testing was expedited through the Frederick Diagnostic Laboratory in Maryland which confirmed a positive case of EHV.”
“Barn 21 remains in strict lockdown as per GSP protocols. One of the horses in quarantine was set to run in the Pegasus World Cup but was withdrawn prior to the post-position draw. We are awaiting further directive from the state veterinarian and will provide an update as soon as one is available.”
The horse withdrawn from the Pegasus World Cup was Super Corinto, a Group One winner in Chile who had been targeting the race after an impressive allowance score at Gulfstream on Dec. 8. Super Corinto is trained by Amador Sanchez.