Racing will resume on Wednesday following the equine flu outbreak, the British Horseracing Authority have confirmed.

Two scheduled jump fixtures at Musselburgh and Plumpton will go ahead, along with the all weather meetings at Southwell and Kemptomn.

Only horses vaccinated in the last six months will be permitted to compete in a risk-managed return to racing.

Spokesman Brant Dunshea said: “It has also been our intention to ensure that we avoid an issue that could result in a long-term disruption to racing with the risk of many of our major events being unduly impacted.  

“After analysis of thousands of samples, and no further positive tests on Monday, we still only have two confirmed sites of infection. We have put robust containment measures in place around both. 

“From the testing and analysis conducted the disease appears to be contained at present. The BHA veterinary committee believe that the swift controls on movement that were put in place have clearly helped to restrict the spread of this virus.

“There have been significant logistical issues associated with testing and processing so many tests in such a short space of time. Fortunately, owing to the tireless efforts of the Animal Health Trust, trainers and their local vets, and BHA staff, the vast majority of yards which had been placed on hold will be in a position to resume racing.

“Clearly, there is some risk associated with returning to racing. This risk has been assessed and, based on the evidence - and ensuring biosecurity measures are in place – the level of risk is viewed as acceptable.”