Equine Flu hits SA

... and this is only the beginning

13 Dec 1986
Equine Flu

Racegoers arriving at a Milnerton Saturday meeting in December find the track deserted.
Equine flu swept through the stables in a matter of hours and racing is cancelled.
The same devastating flu hits the Transvaal and Eastern Cape virtually at the same time.
Racing in all provinces except Natal comes to a sudden halt.