Victor Dartnall's Higher Shutscombe yard given all clear after herpes outbreak
Last Updated: 10/12/12 6:55pm
Victor Dartnall: Light at the end of the tunnel for North Devon trainer
Victor Dartnall hopes to have his first runners next week after being given the go-ahead to start making entries again.
Dartnall's North Devon yard has been closed for business since the middle of November when an outbreak of equine herpes was discovered.
Around a quarter of his string, which had to go into isolation, was affected and sadly he lost a couple of promising types including Pocket Too, who had won at Chepstow a week before the shutdown.
Dartnall said on his website: "The BHA has contacted us to say we are now able to make entries and have runners. We are extremely relieved and looking forward to getting back to normal.
"Richard's Sundance will probably be our first runner at Ffos Las next Monday. Thank you once again for all the support we have received over the past two weeks."