Javier Castellano, a single of the nation’s most revered jockeys and a enthusiast favorite on the NYRA circuit, has analyzed favourable for the coronavirus.
Castellano’s very last ride was on March 15 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. His agent John Panagot claimed Castellano is “asymptomatic and feels high-quality.”
The 42-12 months-old Venezuelan was set to pilot Sweet Tycoon for trainer Todd Pletcher in the Florida Derby on Saturday at Gulfstream. Panagot explained that even though Castellano “jogged three miles Wednesday and was seeking forward to the weekend, he will self-isolate till medically cleared.”
The Florida Derby will run in front of vacant stands with no crowd authorized at Gulfstream.
The observe produced a statement Thursday stating: “All jockeys have to go to to start with aid on a day by day foundation to get their temperature taken just before entering the jocks’ place. If it weren’t for Gulfstream Park requiring Castellano to get a actual physical he probably would never ever have been examined at all.”